Gallery 2022 – Isabel Yagerman

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To Be Loved

To Be Loved is a project dedicated to unconditional love in all forms and to my incredible loved ones, who have been the ultimate support system through all the ups and downs of life, and especially throughout my creative journey. My thesis is meant to convey the ability to embrace oneself through the embrace of others. This gown embodies love with romantic, organic draping, juxtaposed with a structural, boned bodice to convey a sense of strong support and give variation to the silhouette.

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Photo of a model in a front three-quarter pose, wearing a blush beige silk taffeta gown that has taffeta draped on top, stopping just below the bust, and also draped at the skirt, starting just below the natural waist and stopping above the knee. The silk taffeta has a soft shine to it. Between the two draped sections is a very fitted, sheer beige organza paneled bodice, with beige boning channels to contrast the large, organic shapes on top and bottom. Draped with the silk taffeta on the skirt is a layer of beige netting, which is sewn down and tucked with the taffeta. The netting continues down past the bottom of the draped taffeta of the skirt and extends to the floor, creating a long, sheer skirt. The model wears nude shoes and a handmade, triple-strand choker made of beige and copper-toned organically shaped pearls. The model's right leg is slightly forward, crossed in front of her left leg, and her right elbow extends outward, with her right hand resting on her right hip. The background is a warmer-toned beige.

Beige silk taffeta gown draped at bust, boned organza bodice, and sheer netting floor-length skirt

Photo of a model in a front three-quarter pose, wearing a blush beige silk taffeta gown that has taffeta draped on top, stopping just below the bust, and also draped at the skirt, starting just below the natural waist and stopping above the knee. The silk taffeta has a soft shine to it. Between the two draped sections is a very fitted, sheer beige organza paneled bodice, with beige boning channels to contrast the large, organic shapes on top and bottom. Draped with the silk taffeta on the skirt is a layer of beige netting, which is sewn down and tucked with the taffeta. The model wears a handmade, triple-strand choker made of beige and copper-toned organically shaped pearls. The model's right elbow is bent outward, with her right hand resting on her right hip. The background is a warmer-toned beige.

Hand-sewn and tacked draped taffeta bust, corset bodice, and taffeta skirt overlayed with netting

Photo of a model in a front pose, arms over her head and with her right hand holding her left wrist, wearing a blush beige silk taffeta gown that has taffeta draped on top, stopping just below the bust, and also draped at the skirt, starting just below the natural waist. The silk taffeta has a soft shine to it. Between the two draped sections is a very fitted, sheer beige organza paneled bodice, with beige boning channels to contrast the large, organic shapes on top and bottom. Draped with the silk taffeta on the skirt is a layer of beige netting, which is sewn down and tucked with the taffeta as an overlay. The model wears a handmade, triple-strand choker made of beige and copper-toned organically shaped pearls. The background is a warmer-toned beige with a white sheet draped partially across it.

Draped silk taffeta bust and skirt with sheer boned bodice and handmade beige pearl choker

Photo of a model in a close-up back pose, with her left arm next to her body, her left hand in front of her, her right arm bent around her back, and her right hand resting palm-up on the back of the skirt. She's wearing a blush beige silk taffeta gown that has taffeta draped on top, stopping just below the bust and getting thinner towards the center back, and also draped at the skirt, starting just below the natural waist. The silk taffeta has a soft shine to it. Between the two draped sections is a very fitted, sheer beige organza paneled bodice, with beige boning channels to contrast the large, organic shapes on top and bottom. At the center back, there are antique copper grommets, and the corset bodice laces up with a light beige suede string. Draped with the silk taffeta on the skirt is a layer of beige netting, which is sewn down and tucked with the taffeta as an overlay. The model wears a handmade, triple-strand choker made of beige and copper-toned organically shaped pearls. Hanging from the back of the necklace are two separate strands of small copper and beige-toned pearls, each with a large baroque pearl at the end, resting right above the back of the dress. The background is a warmer-toned beige.

Back view of lace-up corset back and dangling pearl strands with baroque pearls at the ends

Photo of a model in a full-length back pose, with both arms held gracefully above her head. She's wearing a blush beige silk taffeta gown that has taffeta draped on top, stopping just below the bust and getting thinner toward the center back, and also draped at the skirt, starting just below the natural waist. The silk taffeta has a soft shine to it. Between the two draped sections is a very fitted, sheer beige organza paneled bodice, with beige boning channels to contrast the large, organic shapes on top and bottom. At the center back, there are antique copper grommets and the corset bodice laces up with a light beige suede string. Draped with the silk taffeta on the skirt is a layer of beige netting, which is sewn down and tucked with the taffeta as an overlay. The sheer netting skirt extends into a long train in the back that rest on the floor. The model wears a handmade, triple-strand choker made of beige and copper-toned organically shaped pearls. Hanging from the back of the necklace are two separate strands of small copper and beige-toned pearls, each with a large baroque pearl at the end, resting right above the back of the dress. The background is a warmer-toned beige.

Full back view of lace-up back draped taffeta gown, dangling pearls, and sheer skirt with train

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Isabel Yagerman

Queens, New York

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Photographer: Natalie Grace Schindler
Model: Claire Greidanus

FIT, State University of New York

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