This coat holds a very special place in my heart because it was the first coat I had ever designed and made entirely by myself. I knew from the very beginning I wanted to design a dress coat that drew its silhouette inspiration from Dior's New Look and its embellishment inspiration from the Chrysler Building. It still remains one of my favorite pieces to date!
Cassie and I ventured to The American Club to photograph this elegant look with the sparkling chandeliers and grand piano in the background. It is such an enchanting and magical space! I always daydream that the entire resort is my home. Hey, a girl can dream, right!?
In all my designs I try to create juxtapositions whether it be strong and soft, feminine and masculine, geometric and ethereal, or dramatic and understated. With this look I really wanted to emphasize the femininity of the silhouette demonstrated in Dior's New Look and the masculinity of the geometric shapes demonstrated in the Chrysler Building. I think they both work harmoniously together!