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Sculptural Fashion - experimental fashion design using deconstructed tailored jackets to create shape and structure with bold 3D layers; wearable art // Robert Wun:

Deconstructed tailored jackets creating shape and structure with bold layers by Robert Wun.

1970s Dress Pattern McCalls 2463 Mod Split Neck by paneenjerez, $10.00

Dress Pattern McCalls 2463 Mod Split Neck Pleated Skirt Day or Evening Dress Womens Vintage Sewing Pattern Bust 34

Notice how on the above example there is a seam running down from the middle of the shoulder, passing over the bust down to the hem. This is called a "panel jacket". It helps make the coat more form fitting in a way that makes a more curvaceous figure look slimmer. The are, however, numerous ways to dart a woman's coat depending on the characteristics of the figure:

Rundschau January 1956 - Les Merveilleuses - The Cutter and Tailor

Dress by Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner, 1964

Veronica Hamel in a lacy sequined trapeze float over black silk crèpe sheath by Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner, photo by Bert Stern, Vogue US, Sept.

only my hair was red (auburn)

Benedetta Barzini in a purple-green plaid high waisted dress with short matching jacket by Fabiani for Feder, photo by Bert Stern for Vogue 1967

Harper's Bazaar US Issue: March 2001 Title: Pop Stars Photographer: Craig McDean Model: Tasha Tilberg

Harper's Bazaar US Issue: March 2001 Title: Pop Stars Photographer: Craig McDean Model: Tasha Tilberg