Jasmine; strapless ballgown with organza laddering. Dress with clean architectural lines, and yet still feel soft and organic, full of wildly unpredictable movement.
The strapless ballgown is a very classic silhouette, but when it’s combined with this modern fabric technique—pleated layers of tissue organza with raw edges—it feels more spontaneous and fashion-forward. The gown itself is very softly constructed. Even though there’s a lot of volume in the skirt, it collapses. And the cut edges of the organza are meant to look more deconstructed as well, so that the whole dress has a soft, flyaway quality. It’s edgy, but in a very romantic way.
The sculpted, slightly dropped-waist organza bodice on this dress also has that fluid, swirling sense of movement. I deliberately wanted the back to be very simple and sleek in order to contrast it with the more elaborate piecing on the front – it’s clean and classic. The front of the bodice, heart-shaped and so feminine, has a very tightly pleated version of that spiraling ladder technique. It gradually unfurls in a controlled-yet-chaotic race to the base of the skirt: a whirlpool of organza and tulle. This dress is all about that movement, and above all, playfulness!
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- Location: , DC
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