Willetts Design Associates – #2

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ASID Project Runway – March 23, 2010

ASID Project Runway - "Broken Hearts"Dorothy Willetts, Allied Member ASID
Willetts Design Associates
"Broken Hearts"
inspired by Twin 6′ Hearts, 1999 – Jim Dine

Dorothy Willetts of Willetts Design & Associates has created a gown reflecting the strong textural elements of Jim Dine’s sculpture, Twin 6′ Hearts, combining soft romantic feelings of love, and the cold, hard reality of a broken heart. The Bergamo iridescent fabrics underneath the cut-out design of the grey Bergamo "Cupido" fabric were used to bring a three-dimensional aspect to the dress. The exquisite red silk fabrics from Jim Thompson were used to represent the striking lightning bolt shaped broken line running through the dress. "I wanted to convey the heartfelt emotions of romance and the pain of loss by making a soft gown that had been broken like a heart can be. We have all experienced some form of the pleasant, excited and elated feelings of first love to the deep pain felt when love dies or is torn away from us."

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