Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Inspiration from the Debbie Reynold's Auction

This is a suit from Gaslight worn by Ingrid Bergman.  The pleating that enters the princess seam at the waist creates a beautiful line for the figure, notice how it then goes directly to the pockets, it reminds me of Vogue 7908-( this jacket was made for me by a friend.)  These are design elements that are well thought out in order to flatter the figure and emphasize the hourglass shape.  I also like the contrast between the tailored top and the ruffles in the skirt.

Here's some hand stitching in the princess seam.

Brocade and lace.  I'm not much for super-fancy but I think this is just lovely.   The line of the lace applique on  metallic brocade is rich and refined, the bodice shape creates a beautiful waistline.  I'd love to modernize this look as an evening top with a pencil skirt.

I saw this version of Romeo and Juliet in black and white, but see what Adrian created!  The applique techniques were incredible.  I was really hoping I could buy this one, to display it in the sewing room, but the bidding went crazy on this.  I love Hollywood costumes and often look to them as a source of inspiration.

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