Contour Neck Corset
I was commissioned to design
and produce a haute couture neck corset for the September 2011 issue of
Vogue Italia. This article and pictorial in tribute to Ethel Granger
was created by photographer Steven Meisel, stylist Karl Templer, and model
Stella Tennant. The neck corset was fully boned and made of sheer
nylon over satin with satin trim. Not merely a fashion piece, but
the real thing!
Special thanks to Stella,
and to Elin Svahn for putting it all together.
These are my initial
design sketches based on the measurements and contours of the model, Stella
This is the finished
neck corset on the fitting form. I had sculpted the form for
the project based on all the reference information, measurements, and photos
of Stella that were provided for the shoot:
Here is the test fitting
of the finished piece with Stella the day before the photo shoot in New
York City, July 2011:
And the final photo...
Vogue Italia, September
Model: Stella Tennant
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Stylist: Karl Templer