It occurred to me today that the sleeves and headpiece I was designing for A. were even more wonderful when Alexander McQueen first designed them!  So back to the drawing board a bit for her outer piece and headwear, and serious thought about the ribbon tank and it’s unpleasant puckering problem.  These are two of the hundred or so the things I need to be working out over the next couple of weeks so I can lead my little crew to create a beautiful, thoughtful collection.

I have so much thinking to do about closures.  They are part of the essence of some of the pieces, but seeing the simple ties of the Jewish shrouds today have me rethinking some things about fit and closure, especially for the more ready-to-wear end of the show.

A sample of silk ribbon on silk chiffon. photo Mark Mitchell Burial.