Thursday, April 15, 2010
I'm normally not into yellow for anything other than flowers (tulips, daffodils, forsythias, roses), or kitchen walls (like mine), or butter, but this glass sculpture by artist Dale Chihuly I recently saw in the entrance of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, knocked me out. It's called Fern Green Tower, but it looked like a wild tower of yellow to me. While I'm on the subject of yellow, here is a John Galliano dress featured in the February 2010 issue of Vogue that I just love--dreamy and beautiful. According to the caption it's pleated silk-chiffon-and-tulle, with a cotton camisole. I see the exquisite detailing and I have to wonder, when is there going to be a documentary about the seamstresses in the designers' ateliers who put together these gowns? I would love to see how this dress got made, from start to finish. I would especially love it if the seamstresses were as bitchy and bossy as Valentino's head seamstress, Antoinetta de Angelis, in Valentino: The Last Emperor.