Inspired by the 1950’s
greats (Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Edith Head…) these mini marvels measure just 27 inches tall and are made entirely of fragile papers I have created.
Rear Window 1954
Nobody has mesmerized an audience like the late, great, Grace Kelly.
The talented Edith Head designed this dress for her appearance in the movie “Rear Window”
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White Christmas (The Movie 1954)
Starring Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen.
Costume designer the late, great Edith Head.
Rosemary Clooney, as Betty, wore a fabulous black velvet dress.
I have made this black velvet paper dress as a tribute to the wonderful works of Edith Head.
My paper tribute to Donna Zakowska, the talented costume designer of the Emmy winning
“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”.
This beauty from season 3 episode 5 took my breath away
Before there is a dress, there is a dress form
When I open a new box from Betty @DisplayImporter.com my heart is filled with excitement. Not because of what lays in the box but of all the possibilities that it contains.
The dress form comes out of the box as a pale grey linen. Not exactly what I am looking for to model my mini confections.
I have bought myself a Pantone Skin Tone Guide. It has hundreds of actual skin tones representative of skin tones found around the world.
I choose a skin tone that I feel will compliment the colors of the papers I am using in my designs.
I paint the dress form with primer, sand it, install shoulders if needed, and paint the dress form with several coats of paint to get the perfect skin hue.
Now she is ready for her new dress.
Nancy Geren Résumé
Nancy’s major in college, during the 1970’s, was theater costuming. Thereafter she was able to secure a job as a fitter and alterations in a shop of couture clothing. During this time, her personal work was featured in Glamour magazine. …