The design meeting for this gown for petite and trim Christy was an easy one. Christy wanted something with substantial sparkle. She wanted thick white fringe, and she wanted white and nude, or as we talked, white and gold.
I showed her nude fabrics and she decided on a metallic gold mesh instead, and we embellished that, rhythmically, in Light Topaz AB, in contrast to the random application of the Crystal AB on the opposite side of the gown.
We discussed color blocking as a trend in Latin gowns, and then created soft body-sensitive blocks to help define her curves and rhythmic action. The fringe is thick as requested, accomplished through the application of three layers of long white tactel.
We finished the back with a triple diagonal strap detail, and echoed the combination of the three delicate straps against the chunky, jewel encrusted gown, with a cuff and three bangle bracelets.
Christy was a delight to work with, and we hope she will be back in our studio again soon for a new gown for her smooth dances. And we wish her the best at her upcoming Arthur Murray showcase.