The other day, I mentioned interesting zippers to my sewing friend Carrie Ewing, who then brought out a garment to show me. You may be familiar with the French designer Anne Fontaine and her white blouses, but this outfit–black, for a start–goes off in an entirely new direction. It consists of sections that are zipped together, in seemingly endless combinations. Apart from the cleverness of its design, I loved the way the zippers and their pulls became ornamental, and slightly jewelry-like.
Our discussion started when I told her about a class I’d led the week before for the Sacramento ASG Couture Group. We’d met at the home of Kristina Schenck, and when someone needed a 7 inch black zipper, Kristina said she’d have a look in her zipper drawer.
There was nothing as pedestrian as what we needed, but my goodness, what amazing zippers it contained!
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