Gallery 2022 – Hannah Diamond

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The Dead Ship of Harpswell

This folklore tells the heart-breaking tale of love lost at sea. In 1815, a battleship named Dash set out to sea. It was the fastest ship in Maine and won every battle. The captain, John Porter, set out with his crew members but never returned. It was said that the captain’s pregnant wife, Lois, watched Dash sail away, and according to superstition this was bad luck. Sailors say they see the ghost ship on foggy days. Spotting the phantom ship is said to bring bad luck or even the curse of death.

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This mermaid-cut dress is made with cups, unwire, and metal spiral boning.

This mermaid-cut dress is made with cups, unwire, and metal spiral boning.

The sleeves were created separately from the gown and finished with elastic so that you could choose to wear it with the sleeves or without and to allow just the single off-the-shoulder ruffle to show. This allows for greater mobility.

The sleeves are separate so you could wear the dress with the sleeves or just the off-the-shoulder ruffle.

There are layered ruffles that are hand-sewn to make the spiral cut fabric look like waves coming out of the dress.

The ruffles were sewn on top of the garment to varying points and then left to hang in a spiral.

Each ruffle was cut by hand and hand-sewn onto the garment individually.

Each ruffle was cut by hand and hand-sewn onto the garment individually.

The gown has a train in the back and horsehair in the hem to create another wave-like feeling.

The gown has a train in the back and horsehair in the hem to create another wave-like feeling.

Meet the Designer

Hannah Diamond

Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Photographer: Lauren Westerheide
Model: Kim Donahue

FIT, State University of New York

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