Monday, October 25, 2010

Sarah's "Lacie" Dress

This just in--designer Sarah Beth Johnson's sketch for her formal dress design, inspired by "Lacie" from the Strawbery Banke Museum collections! Note "ballerina twist", palette, and especially the way Sarah's dress drapes, echoing the original with its cascading layers of satin and tiered lace. Further, Sarah is intrigued by the intricacies of fine boning, reflected in the snug fitting bodice and its proportions. The asymmetrical positioning of the fabrics for the skirt, in combination with the buttons, creates a flattering, feminine vision.

Original artwork by Sarah Beth Johnson, October 2010

Photograph, Ellen McDermott Photography
Design Set Up, Bridget Sciales
Photographed at Goodwin Mansion, September 2010

Sarah studies "Lacie" in the collections work room.

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Love the sketch! And you nailed it with the Ballerina reference - reminds me ever so slightly of Degas' "The Little 14yr Old Dancer"