The Duchess of Valentinois.
DOLCE & GABBANA FW 2006
crying because i’ll never be rich enough to afford this perfect outfit.
The Lady Jilli will roll her eyes at how much I’m coveting this (YES I am aware of the impracticality of capes) but sweeping around in this would be decidedly lovely. And that VEST….
Pumpkin, I am NOT rolling my eyes at your coveting, believe me. It’s a gorgeous outfit, and I do love capes, no matter how impractical they are.
Capes can be relatively simple to make, especially if you decide not to have a lining in the. That looks like a simple semi circle shape with a shoulder seam, collar and lapels on the front, if you’re interested I’d happily help you find a pattern and talk you through making it, or I’m taking commissions on cosplay and clothing at the minute :)
Movement and interactive relationship with the body has been the most important element throughout my body of work. However through these works, I also started to explore the mechanical structure as a form. Mechanical structure becomes the most enjoyable form to me as it becomes complex yet remains simple and coherent. The contrast between metal structural form and natural feather, together with the repetitive and whimsical movements of fragile wings, provokes the imagination and evolves the intimate relationship between work and viewer/wearer. Although the recent series, segmented wings have been focused on the formal challenge to engineer an intricate movement that simulates bird wings, these works are intended to be a series of poems in which I develope my own formal language, interpret the nature of wings, create various structural forms with movements, and share the metaphor, imagination, humor, with viewer/wearer.
Vogue October 1999