Reproduction: Elphaba, Act II gown, Wicked: Saw the production, needed to own it. Studied images and modified a commercial bodice pattern and drafted the skirt pattern / mapped tier flow. Twenty five textiles. Four layer quilted and distressed bodice. Silk, cotton, metallic cotton and chiffon, jet beading, sequins, velvet ribbon, gimp. Kept losing count as the skirt tier count approached 100. Weight: heavy duty.

Reproduction: Elphaba, Act II gown, Wicked: Saw the production, needed to own it. Studied images and modified a commercial bodice pattern and drafted the skirt pattern / mapped tier flow. Twenty five textiles. Four layer quilted and distressed bodice. Silk, cotton, metallic cotton and chiffon, jet beading, sequins, velvet ribbon, gimp. Kept losing count as the skirt tier count approached 100. Weight: heavy duty.

Button detail of gentleman's waistcoat c.1780-90, silk satin coral red, embroidered with sequins, beads and tinsel

Button detail of gentleman's waistcoat c.1780-90, silk satin coral red, embroidered with sequins, beads and tinsel

Balmain Couture Party Dress, Paris, C. 1968, Augusta Auctions, November 12, 2014

Balmain Couture Party Dress, Paris, C. 1968, Augusta Auctions, November 12, 2014

Augusta Auctions2-piece heavy silk faille, bodice w/ gigot sleeves & copper beaded bands, B 32", W 21", Skirt L 38"-40", (couple tiny whiteish stains on bodice back & skirt ribbons) excellent; t/w 1 black velvet mantle w/ fanciful soutache trim & chenille fringe, L 24"-48", (velvet nap worn off at sleeve tops) fair.

Augusta Auctions2-piece heavy silk faille, bodice w/ gigot sleeves & copper beaded bands, B 32", W 21", Skirt L 38"-40", (couple tiny whiteish stains on bodice back & skirt ribbons) excellent; t/w 1 black velvet mantle w/ fanciful soutache trim & chenille fringe, L 24"-48", (velvet nap worn off at sleeve tops) fair.

Chiffon Gown & Velvet Coat, Mid 20th C, for upcoming auction. #vintage #1960's

Chiffon Gown & Velvet Coat, Mid 20th C, for upcoming auction. #vintage #1960's

Black Beauty in the Garden

Black Beauty in the Garden

STomacher, first half 18th century. Silk with metallic thread embroidery.

STomacher, first half 18th century. Silk with metallic thread embroidery.

WICKED The Musical "Elphaba is connected to the inside of the earth, so patterns woven into her dress include fossils and look like the earth’s strata." - Susan Hilferty, WICKED Costume Designer

WICKED The Musical "Elphaba is connected to the inside of the earth, so patterns woven into her dress include fossils and look like the earth’s strata." - Susan Hilferty, WICKED Costume Designer

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