2 Day Course – 3rd & 4th September 2016
Draping fabric to create a garment without the help of a flat pattern was an art form in which Madeleine Vionnet and madame Gres, amongst others, were expert. Draping requires an understanding of the behaviour of fabric on the straight and cross, or bias grain, both of which students will learn. They will work samples of stitching and finishing techniques, and also a half-scale toile of a Vionnet dress. Draped clothing from the School’s and the Hopkins Collection will be available for study, including the School’s 1952 Madame Gres pleated silk jersey column dress.
TUTOR – Claire Thornton