Friday, October 8, 2010

Papusza Couture Installation at Soiree

In September I had the pleasure of doing an inspiring couture installation at Soiree, a lovely intimate party, thrown in a DUMBO loft by William Etundi. The project was a wonderful opportunity to exhibit my creative vision, and I was happy to be able to present my aesthetic to such an awesome and appreciative group of people. I also was able to have a gaggle of lovely dolls dressed in past Papusza Couture creations flitting about at the event. They were all a site for sore eyes!!

The concept of the installation was inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and I did 3 gowns. One was made using clock parts and a beautiful woven blue vestment silk, another was a gown a la Red Queen, with a giant dip dyed red tutu, covered in small red roses, and the third was made for 2 to wear... a candy colored shantung silk gown conjoined at the hip, covered in peacock feathers. The project involved very large tulle skirts for each look, and total for the installation I went through 300 yards of tulle!!!

See some of my favorite pictures from the event below. The performers had their hair done by Ariane Garcia and makeup was done by Tiffani Argentina and Ana Perdita. Gorgeous little leather gloves were provided by Lamia Design.

Red Queen Dress Worn by Kayla. Photo by Ariane Garcia.

Clock Dress worn by Lucy. Photo by Ariane Garcia.

Siamese Peacock Twin Gown worn by Stephanie and Eva. Photo by Christine Creiger.

Rachel Singer wearing Papusza from the Origama Pink Collection, FW '09. Photo by Sarah Sparkles.

Ali Luminescent wearing The High Priestess from the upcoming collection Paramicha, dresses a la tarot. Photo by Sarah Sparkles.

Eugina in Neopolitan Cupcake dress from Origama Pink Collection. Photo by Mitchell Parsons.

YaY!!! More Red Queen and the party people. Photo by Mitchell Parsons.

Sandhi wearing Papusza fringed bustier and tutu on the lyra. Photo by Mitchell Parsons

FUNNNN!!! Photo by Mitchell Parsons.

Photo by Victoria Collier

Behind the scenes. Phot by Victoria Collier.

Basking in my tulle after weeks of creating with it. Photo by Victoria Coller.

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