Bluesuits Haute Couture Evening Gown

by Jamak Khazra on February 8, 2011

Bluesuits Haute couture Evening Gown

Bluesuits Haute couture Evening Gown

Inspiration
In the true tradition of Haute couture, this dress was first custom fitted and made exclusively for a client who wore it on New Years Eve at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. Our client’s Jeweler whose jewels are seen on celebrities during the awards called this Gown” The Oscar Gown”. We later made another version, one you are looking at, somewhat different from the first version which I debuted at my friends wedding the night before 2011 Golden Globes Awards. Man, woman, young and old fell in love with the dress.
Sewing Technique
This evening Gown is an improvisation on a sewing technique where the top layers lay flat even over the curves of the body. This sewing technique requires hand executed techniques and is extremely time consuming. The dress has over 100 pieces sewn on top where each piece is individually laid, shaped, sewn and cut. The dress features a fully boned bustier inside. For our client in addition to the fully boned bustier we added a girdle that completely flattened her tummy.
I experimented with layering five different textures including Silk Taffeta, Satin face silk organza, Silk charmeuse and Silk organza of the same shade instead of using the same fabric for all the layers. Combining shiny textures with matte and interlacing sheer with opaque. The visual effect is simply magnificent. To break the solid I chose to run layers of silk print throughout the dress. The floral print was cut out of tens of yards of silk print to get just the print and colors I liked.
Virtuoso at the sewing machine
The dress is made by one of Bluesuits most experienced seamstresses, one I call a virtuoso at the sewing machine. I watched every stitch and was present during the entire sewing time to guide and supervise since this dress was truly improvised and created as we went along, The best part was seeing how inspired the seamstress was. In fact all other sewers would gather around the dress every hour to see the progress. The dress is a feast for the eyes and you’d feel like a million bucks in it
Ordering the dress
This dress is custom made for each client and is priced based on the fabrication used and the complexity of the dress. To order please contact us at sales@off7th.com or call us at 212-787-0278, you can also schedule an appointment online

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Fei Chi February 8, 2011 at 11:32 am

This dress looks amazing, Jamak. It looks like you’ve been very busy! Since it looks stunning on a dressform, I’m sure it’s even more stunning on a person. I’m sure this won’t be your last foray into gowns- you have a great eye and talent!

Jamak Khazra February 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Fei,
Thank you for your kind words. It was fun to make the dress and see it as it was being created. What I loved was that everyone involved felt inspired and I think that had something to do with how it turned out.

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