|Joy Stevens vintage jersey dress;|
Mom had similar gowns, some in mixed prints with contrast accents
Mom was an intellectual who thrived on witty debates on any topic. She disliked High Society and preferred the company of the academic elite at University. However, her station required her to attend many social functions at the Presidential Palace or similar events. Her bohemian streak led her to design and create many gowns elevating the hippie batik fabric to evening status. A weak spine, causing a curvature in her back, also honed her talent in using asymmetry and visual tricks in clothing.
Mom would mix prints - floral or batik - with solids or beading to create interesting combinations
Mom could cleverly make the halters asymmetric
|Mom designed several '70s disco dress styles |
with similar long sleeves and flowy skirts
|Catherine Malandrino gown|
Mom liked mixing printed fabric with accents like this gold braiding
We love you, MOM!