The Great Silhouette Dress
Barnett Newman knew the power of a line. Last year his 1961 portrait, Black Fire I, sold for over $84,000,000. It’s a simple, elegant piece.
Vertical lines equate to height, stability and power.
Up and down.
Head to toe.
That’s where you want them looking.
You know this, of course.
The story of this dress is its simple, elemental design. Mechanics that have worked for courtiers (and painters) for centuries. A fit and flare that flows through and narrows the hips creating a silhouette that follows the body’s curves. No waistline. The extended shoulder sleeves are unique and feminine, lengthening one’s neck. Head to toe vertical lines add to your length, making you look $84,000,000 taller.
It isn’t science but it’s close.
The Great Silhouette Dress (No. 3850). In a stretchy rayon blend fabric. Low calf length. Boat neckline. 12 gores in front and back from neckline to hem. Sleeveless. Invisible zipper at center back with hook and eye closure. Fully Lined.