There is a back story to this piece. The dress was originally a wedding dress that never made it to the altar, and stayed with me for a few years until finding it's next incarnation. The coat was created in the same white taffeta as I used for the base of the wedding dress, and was my first exploration in to creating the "Oval Coat". After building the outfit, Paul Seftel took over and created his colorful magic on the fabric, layering his many coats of mineral based paints over it until we had a colorscape reminiscent of his artwork.
The model, Andrea McGinnis, did double duty for me for this collection. Not only did she grace the Chysalis with her embodied presence, but she also took over for me at the studio, covering my clients for the week in order to let me sew uninterrupted the week before the show.
It's never a solo work. None of this could have happened without the team.
The beautiful images you see have all been captured by Charles Schoenberger, with his assistant Armin Kramer. A fashion show is a blip in time unless it is documented, and the documentation you see here is some of the finest you ever will see.