Added Jan 17, 2012
The gown on the left was designed by William Ivey Long and was used in the broadway production. It costs over $18,000.00. The gown on the right was the one I made for The Players Club of Swarthmore’s production. It took several weeks to complete. Over ten thousand hand-sewn bugle beads later, I was able to finish it in time for the final dress rehearsal. I made the tiara, the gown, the shoes and bought jewelry… all for under $300.00.
The foundation of the gown was made of cotton velvet with mock black sequins. The appliques were made of various satins and sequined fabric all in different shades of gray, black and silver. Each of the silver triangles were embellished with silver-lined glass bugle beads. The gown ended up weighing over 20 lbs.
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