I'm somewhat addicted to Tom & Lorenzo of Project Rungay, which is how I stumbled upon Proenza Schouler's Pre-Fall 2011 Collection.
This dress - I want to replicate. It is *lovely*.
I was looking at the dress, trying to figure out how it was constructed. First thought - there is a waist seam, and the top is just a simple top cut on the bias, and the skirt is an asymmetric wrap-around skirt.
Then I looked closer - see how the lines in the top and the skirt line up? In bias? With gathering at the waist? Is this even possible, or is the dress more complicated - with no waist seam?
I tried looking at another dress from the collection to see if I could derive any clues...
And I noticed this. The wrap skirt - in a print - look at the impeccable pattern matching in the asymmetric skirt.
This is amazing work. I'm sure the price tag on this dress will be astronomical, but this is a level of detail that might just once make the price tag almost worthwhile. (Ok, not really, but I sew, and notice these details, and am profoundly impressed.)
Readers - thoughts? How do you think this is constructed? Help!