The Art of Draping: Day 7

I’m backkk and totally figured out the best way to spend the 4th of July in Paris! 

Quote of the Day: "When I die scatter my ashes at The Ritz in Paris." - Arden

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Between Shadow and Light: Traditional Costumes of Spain

We got to sleep in today (bless!) and headed to see a grouping of traditional Spanish costumes that represented a lifetime of memories. Each piece was handmade and there was not one detail or color that was standardized. The exhibit was set up so the garments had corresponding photographs of people actually wearing them back in the day! It was very touching and so sweet to get a glimpse into their culture.

Lab Time

We spent a few hours in the atelier working our or projects for Friday. I have finalized my designs, but it’s tricky because once you drape in muslin you have to recreate that on your actual fabric… Of course, I marked mine and unfolded it so fast I forgot how I did it! So everyone pray it comes back to me!! Ahh… fashion is a lot harder than you think.

Couture Show 3: Julien Fournie

French fashion designer, Julien Fournie, is an official member of Couture Week and we were lucky enough to be at his show today! The show was held in an old church building and was packed to the brim with people! Each piece was an incredible example of draping and a true example of a couture collection. Plus, my professor was photographed for fashion week street style because she is the coolest ever.

Afternoon at the Fair

Since the church building was right by the fair we figured it was the perfect way to celebrate the 4th of July! We had churros, cotton candy, ice cream, and even waffles! How could we have been any more American?! We were also able to see the Louvre and Eiffel tower from our swing ride. Life is too good!

Fun Fact of the Day: They have goats at the Tuileries Garden that is right outside of the Louvre! They are all in the ditches of the gardens eating the grass...natural lawnmowers I guess. 

Love y’all and take tons of pics of the fireworks for me tonight! Xoxo