Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Map Dress Progress and Photo Shoot

The dress is finished, photographed and delivered to the Gallery but I am quite behind on documenting its progress. So let me catch up...

I did take in the skirt, tapering away about 4" on each side at the bottom. It looks a bit more svelte while still pretty sweet. This worked out as I am no longer afraid to turn it inside it. In fact, the crumpling of the maps makes the garment softer.

The next thing that needed to be done was a casing at the bottom of the Bo-Peep sleeves. I added a strip of New York subway maps the create the casings and ran elastic through them, handstitching it at the ends. This took place at the very last minute (after all my earliness!) at the photo studio where it was among three garments being photographed. The dress was conveniently hanging on the Dressing Room door while the model and makeup artist were nearby finishing up.

Exhibition curator, Susan Lazear had arranged for a photo shoot of a few garments for the show's announcement. Lucky for me, I was free to attend - and style it! I haven't been doing much styling, just teaching, so it was a pleasure to be back in the studio. Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of my map dress being photographed. (I'll write a separate entry later about the whole shoot and keep you posted about the exhibition which opens May 6, 2011 at Visions Art Museum.)

More to come...

1 comment:

  1. Susan, this is SO COOL! I can't wait to see the exhibit! I love how you've chosen the "print" of the maps to sort of create a diagonal stripe on the dress! Sweeeet!!!