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.