The Giverny Dress

Innovative Garment Construction
Final Project
Haute Couture
Inspiration: Claude Monet’s Giverny paintings

Giverny moodboard

The Giverny Dress sketch

Here is my haute couture gown I designed and sewed for Innov! Our teacher asked us to think of an artist or artwork that inspired us which would be the inspiration for our avant garde and haute couture garments. I chose Claude Monet’s Giverny paintings because I was attracted by his bright, colorful paintings of landscapes and nature. I admire his interpretation of Giverny and his execution of messy details. For the dress, I wanted something that screamed a garden and absolute femininity. The flowers are from about 30 leis which are all hand sewn. The waist cape/train is detachable and I topped it off with a thin, braided belt. In all it took a little over a month to complete; the flowers and sequins took the longest to finish. This assignment kicked my butt, but I’m really happy with the outcome of the dress…probably because it is so me! 🙂