September 2nd, 2011 / 3:13 pm

A Request From Kate Durbin

Dear Panty Wearer,

I am creating an installation for the Los Angeles Road Concert on Sept 18, which is a series of installations, performances, etc. by Los Angeles artists on Sunset Blvd. The event is curated by Stephen van Dyck and will be amazing and a lot of fun.

My piece is called PILE OF PANTIES, and it’s inspired by random clothing items found on the side of the road in L.A., discarded women, child abductions, has-been Hollywood starlets, the Holocaust, billboards in L.A., and Agent Provocateur lingerie.

The piece needs the underwear of you and other girls and women you know–or anyone who wears women’s underwear, for that matter. It can be clean or dirty–period stained encouraged, fancy lingerie also encouraged–and you are definitely encouraged to send me more than one pair. The only rule is that you need to have worn it at least once. I don’t care if you buy it, put it on, then take it off and send it–just make sure you’ve worn it. I will then take the undies and put them in a pile on a street corner of Sunset Blvd (TBD).

I plan to list the names of all donors on my website, but if you want to remain anonymous, that’s okay too. Just let me know.

Also, I’d like some young girls underwear too–so if you have a daughter and don’t mind sending her underwear along, please do send it! No diapers, though, please.

Please send me an email letting me know you plan to participate and how many panties you think you will send me. If you want to hand them to me at some point you can do that, otherwise mail me the panties (please RSVP to for my mailing address).

Please forward this call to anyone you know who you think might be interested in participating. All undies need to be at my place by Sept. 15.

Kate Durbin


  1. bobby

      I know this is supposed to simulate and signify some sort of cultural neglect, which seems really neat. Then I read the part requesting “young girls underwear.” That seems to be really edging a little past simulation and into “the real thing.” 

  2. Nick Mamatas

      That’s hot.

  3. an entrepreneurial interloper

      Or you could sell your panties on Ebay or the like for cash money.

  4. mimi

      i don’t wear undies

  5. bobby

      I’m not saying this is a bad idea. As someone who has had his mail opened and inspected before by the post office, I am prompted to wonder what would happen if some dude was “caught” sending used underage panties via the mail. 

  6. Char

      This is very lame, but if you want my shit stained Fuit-o-the-Looms, they’re yours.

  7. elizabeth hall

      some of us are already doing both

  8. Kate Durbin

      I’ll take anything–shit stained is great. Great, I say.

      And Bobby, it’s not a simulation. It’s a real thing. 

      Thanks, all–email me at for my address. The more panties, the more panties!


  9. Kate Durbin
  10. Candy I can't let you go

      My older sis alwayz comments on here about hawt Jimmy Chen Chenz. 

      He askz for my underwear too.  Only you get ’em, Ms. Katie! 

      Candace Van Loon, age 8.  

      And oh yeah soiled panties ftw!

  11. bobby

      Okay, fair enough. Didn’t mean to sound like a dick. I’ll start culling as many panties as I can. 

  12. carl da truth

      how DARE you make fun of this, iggy

  13. Kate Durbin

      Make fun all you want, just send the panties! ;-O