Thursday, April 15, 2010

Not-So-Mellow Yellow

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.

1 comment:

Linda said...

A behind the scenes documentary would be wonderful to watch, as most people have no idea how much work goes into producing beautiful clothes...might justify SOME of the high prices.

Dale Chihuly's glass sculptures are incredible. He has several fabulous pieces at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas that are absolute masterpieces.