Aesthetic dress movement

1885 Aesthetic Dress

1885 Aesthetic Dress was a truly exciting project for a number of reasons.

First, it is a copy of a dress that was on display at the Legion of Honor in San Fransico, a short drive from my home & studio.  Second, because the wearer wanted to wear the dress to an event, shortly after the exhibit opened so my time was very short.  Because time was going to be so short, I started the dress from photos, and found when I got to the museum, that I had guess many wrong things about the back.  It was a great reminder that seeing isnt always understanding.

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