Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Bubblicious" by Marian O'Rourke-Kaplan


Marian O’Rourke-Kaplan, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, created this dress for a competition sponsored by Threads magazine. Seams are the focus of the competition and she created a ½” fringe trim with the red warp of the base cloth and inserted it in each vertical seam. The A-line bubble skirted cocktail dress shimmers in the light with an iridescence that causes shifting colors from hues of golden red and olive green, to bronze and copper. Marian chose a coarsely woven silk faille constructed of turquoise and goldenrod weft with ruby red warp for the torso and selected a cherry red Silk Ikat floral tissue taffeta as a companion for the skirt and bra. “Bubblicious” has a fun sexy silhouette and the fabrications create a visual delight for that special night on the town. (model: Nikki Trizza, photographer: Job Ruzvidzo)
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-ac