Gallery 2022 – Carson Stannard

Sportswear

A Familiar Reflection

My project drew inspiration from my great-grandmother, Peg Zwecker. Peg was a fashion journalist for the Chicago Daily News during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. I focused primarily on the decade of the 50s, mainly because she always dressed the way women did then. Her style was feminine and classic, and I wanted to bring that through in my garment. I also focused on the silhouette of the 1950s, exaggerating the small waist with a wider hip.

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The fitted corset top follows the natural princess line curves, while the boning that starts at the waistline exaggerates the hip and hints at a 1950s silhouette.

The dress hints at a 1950s silhouette while offering a feminine and soft touch.

The back of the cape attaches underneath the collar and reveals a center back pleat.

A black-and-white shot captures the luminosity in the fabric.

A full-length shot reveals a full-length cape at the back of the dress that adds drama to the structured dress.

A full-length shot reveals a cape detail to add drama to the structured dress.

A black-and-white shot captures the high shine and luminosity in the fabric.

The princess lines offer a natural fit to the bodice, while the boning exaggerates the hip.

A close-up shot reveals the princess lines, which offer a natural fit to the bodice while the boning exaggerates the hip.

The back of the dress reveals a center back pleat.

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Carson Stannard

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Credits:

Photographer: Natalie Grace Schindler
Model: Deyzire

FIT, State University of New York

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