Flower Dress


  Mixed Media/Fiber      24" W x 48" L

In 2018, the Denver Art Museum did an extensive Dior exhibit. I loved seeing fashions that I remembered seeing in fashion magazines. I probably even wore facsimile dresses reproduced for a mass market. It was easy to admire how a simple sketch could be translated into a garment to be worn and cherished. I especially responded to the evening dresses by Galliano. They were incredible works of art. How I would have loved being able to wear any of them. The Flower Dress was my favorite; I could imagine being dressed like a flower garden and going to  a gala. Thus, I decided to create my own garden landscape on a figure. All the flowers are individually collaged on the piece. Color is the primary focus.   $1,200
 
Flower Dress
Landscape in Fashion

Peacock Dress


A Landscape in Fashion

Mixed Media/Fiber   24“ W x 48" L  
In 2018 the Denver Art Museum did an extensive Dior exhibit. I loved seeing fashions that I remembered seeing in fashion magazines. I probably even wore facsimile dresses reproduced for a mass market. It was easy to admire how a simple sketch could be translated into a garment to be worn and cherished. I especially responded to the evening dresses by Galliano. They were incredible works of art. How I would have loved being able to wear any of them. The Peacock dress stood out for its fabulous deep colors of blue and green. Having seen the glorious array of colors in a male peacock tail, I decided to make my own version of a peacock dress portrayed on a figure. The feathers are individually collaged on the piece. Again, color is the primary focus.     $1,200
   
Peacock Dress
Landscape in Fashion

Rainbow Dress


A Landscape in Fashion

Mixed Media/Fiber   24" W x 48" L
In 2018 the Denver Art Museum did an extensive Dior exhibit. I loved seeing fashions that I remembered seeing in fashion magazines. I probably even wore facsimile dresses reproduced for a mass market. It was easy to admire how a simple sketch could be translated into a garment to be worn and cherished. I especially responded to the evening dresses by Galliano. They were incredible works of art. How I would have loved being able to wear any of them.  Yes, Dior’s collection had a fabulous rainbow dress, but soon after seeing the dress, I traveled to Hawaii and experienced many exquisite rainbows. I photographed and sketched them every day. When I returned home, I painted the last of my parachute silk in rainbow colors. This fabric became the dress with Hawaiian palm trees in the backgrounds.   $1,200
   
Rainbow Dress
Landscape in Fashion
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