Wednesday, September 29, 2010
She Wore Blue Velvet
If I recall, I had seen a dress in Elle, by Georgio Sant'Angelo, in yellow or orange (perhaps both?) modelled by Estelle Lefebure or Karen Mulder (perhaps both?) and loved it.
It had a deep V, gathered/pleated , cross-over neckline. long, fitted sleeves, and a tulip skirt.
It was a very eighties look.
And although the dress was surely modelled in jersey, I asked for it in velvet: blue velvet. Obviously I hadn't studied textiles yet, because it didn't occur to me that velvet wouldn't be as drapey.
Why blue velvet? I had seen the film a year or so earlier. . . but don't think that it inspired me in that manner.
Anyway, Teruko made me the dress, and I loved it. (Her shop was in the Glebe when I lived there.)
Above is a fall 2010 dress by Richard Nicoll. It is, amusingly? annoyingly? clamped at the shoulder, but it does involve blue velvet in less of an eighties style.