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July 19, 2009

The Making of Chanel Couture

If you are interested to see how The House of Chanel made this gorgeous dress and fabric  you should watch this video, The Making of Chanel Couture  ( shared from NY video)

You will see Madame Jacqueline and Madame Céline at work,( draping the jacket and draping the dress from muslin fabric) plus the exquisite embroiders from Lesage. You probably remember them from watching the video Signé Chanel which I did a post about in 2006 House of Chanel

Enjoy.

 

 

May 7, 2009

FashioNext design competition

I followed the blog from The Chicago History Museum challenge FashioNext and feel this is worthwhile  to share with you. It is amazing what designers can do with upholstery/drapery fabrics.

FashioNext organized by the Chicago History museumIt’s here! The Museum’s first-ever fashion design competition–FashioNext. Eight Chicagoland designers will create couture garments inspired by Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum and one garment will be selected for inclusion in the exhibition.

Fashion next inspiration

Sketches made by the designers

Meet the designers

The three finalists

Working with Brentano fabrics (upholstery/ drapery fabrics)

See the designers in their studios

Finally the winner is

The winner’s design will be part of the exhibition Chic Chicago  Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum till July 26 2009

See for more information http://chicagohistory.org/planavisit/exhibitions/chic-chicago/fashionext

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