Dress #090: 1950s dress in shimmering green
This hand-stitched dress is based on a green silk satin evening gown designed by Charles James in 1954. I chose shimmering green paper, full of shiny rayon fibres, to imitate the silk.
Charles James produced some of the quintessential dress shapes of the 1940s and 1950s, and is considered by the Met to be the ‘only American to work in the true couture tradition’.
The original dress is held by the Museum at FIT (accession 91.241.134).
The dress is 6 inches tall, stitched by hand on 100% cotton water colour paper.
Materials: Japanese paper and cotton floss on cotton paper.