As from 1957, the Artistic Directors succeeding Christian Dior perpetuate his creative directions by drawing their inspiration from the artistic world. Inspired by various universes, these creations are invitations to dream and to travel, multiplying the references to our artistic heritage, as demonstrated by the dress Palladio from the Spring-Summer 1992 Haute Couture collection which recaptures the line of a column from a Greco-roman temple.
Evening dress made with crêpe de georgette of white silk, plissée, greek column style
Collection Christian Dior HC S/S 1992
Paris, collection Christian Dior
© musée Christian Dior/Ludovic Le Guyader
(sorry, someone had to post even minor actual research on it, to confirm it and it’s dates - yes, the dress came first.)
(Source: fukufashion, via megzie-the-invincible)
Official Arriety movie prop!
Pretty cool what you can find for 100yen at HobbyOff some days!
For a bit of cosplay fun, we found this hair clip yesterday at HobbyOff, a big resale shop! It still has the tag on it and everything, and says “Arriety Clothespin”
So I know what outfit I’m going to make for the hell of it when I get back home - plus, pin-sword!!
I have finally gotten a chance to get the sewing gear out and tested since our move to Japan about a month ago, so I actually have things to post up again.
Yesterday was my first chance to play with the vintage kimono I snagged. While they’re mostly heavily damaged, they work great for what I need them for - pieces of fabric for corsets!
This is my first one, just needing boning, grommets and the bottom bound off. The solid colors are silk, and the patterned pieces are vintage fabric from a haori (kimono jacket) that I believe is silk as well. The innards are coutil, and like most of the corsets I make, its reversible. The other side is a soft cotton print of pink cherry blossoms on a gray background, so it’s a nice counter point to the coloring of the outer side.
Will be up on Etsy eventually - I’m starting a new store for these kimono pieces, I just have to decide on a name, exactly. But, if anyone out there sees this and is interested, just let me know. This one is approximately a size 12, but I’ll have to check once it’s all completed, but I do have enough fabric for about 4 more of these custom made!
It feels good to be sewing again.