This dress is not new, but I’ve never photographed it before. The inspiration was an article about using tie-dye and resist techniques and household bleach for color-discharging dark fabrics. On thing led to another and I experimented with all sorts of hues, then began putting color back in after I took it out. This dress was supposed to have only a line of pansies , but the bleach bled into the fabric and gave a wonderful shaded effect that made me think of graduated heights of flowers in a border garden.
Edited 9/4/2002 4:15:26 PM ET by Tish