Here are photos from Retrorama, the fashion show I participated in last week at the MN History Center. We were to create one look inspired by a decade in the 20th Century. My look was inspired by the 1940’s, leisure and luxury, and a series of fashion sketches from my Aunt Doris of the same era.
I did a cropped jacket with suggested shoulders and triangular seaming. The fabric is a linen metallic and is fully reversible to a matching plaid in cotton madras. A geometric navy button completes the look.
The cotton madras short suit features a pleated cross-over halter top and dramatically draped short. I think I did the era justice, not to mention my Aunt Doris.
Here is my look as styled by Jahna Peloquin, lead stylist for Voltage: Fashion Amplified and fashion editor of L’etoile magazine, to name a few.
Due to sickness and not being able to do a fitting before the show, I had to switch models last minute. Tearra from Ignite Models Inc., saved the day and I couldn’t imagine anyone else in this look. She truly evoked the era and looked amazing.
Jahna Peloquin looking fabulous in a look from my Spring 2007 “Grey Gardens” collection.
You can check out additional coverage of Retrorama 2010 here: