When Curtains Become Dresses

When I was just a little girl I used to contemplate my grandma’s window drapes especially when compared to some fabrics she used to make dresses from. So many times I found myself thinking that the drapery would have made a much better dress material than the ones bought for that purpose. I then immediately felt a bit awkward and kind of ashamed that I fancied about making other people wear my grandma’s drapes.

Some years later I saw “The Sound of Music”, the movie, and the scene when Fraeunline Maria made those play clothes for the Von Trapp kids out of the drapes of the mansion was illuminating. Then I was “Gone With the Wind” and Miss Scarlett made everything clear: I was right all along! :).

What comes next is my interpretation of the Drapery Dress. I designed it with mixed feelings – all good though – and went back in time recollecting all the steps that built my passion for fashion. I repositioned the belt integrating it in the dress and using it as a lapel replacement, but maintaining the oversized buckle.

Hope you’ll enjoy it!

P.s. Don’t ever forget what Mademoiselle Coco used to say: “Fashion passes; Style remains”

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Photo: biLoo Photography

Make-up: Andreea Kiaari

Hair-style: Antonela Cocean

Clothes and Styling: Black Diamonds Design

Model: Oana Slimac