Friday, January 27, 2012
I have loved this dress
Why have I never attempted a knockoff? It's a simple enough shape; it's just getting the colors right and the lines crisp.
Oh, is that all?
I have 5-6 dresses in my inspiration file that have been there so long that they've become part of my mental furniture. Maybe it's time to rearrange the furniture and drag these out into the cold light of day and see how they hold up.
It's not like I'm ever short of a project, but some of these dresses deserve to be made, and other dresses need to take their place in the Inspiration Closet of Doom.
Fine, there it is. My next Great Dress challenge for 2012 will be to knock off the iconic YSL Mondrian dress, and see if it's still a Great Dress when I'm done with it.
Can I do it in my colors? Is the shape and the colorblocking iconic enough that if I did it in something other than those colors, people would still understand what I was doing?
And so long as I like the result, do I really care?