I think I mentioned that we are creating a lot of cowl neck variations in my current draping class at FIT.
I was looking for inspiration online and found the above Vogue Paris Original pattern, a Guy Laroche design from the early 1960's. I don't believe that's Audrey Hepburn modeling the dress (she was a Givenchy girl), but it could certainly be her body double.
|Audrey and Givenchy -- exploring cowl possibilities perhaps?|
At $70 on Etsy, the pattern was too costly for me to purchase, but then I stumbled on this -- it may not be exactly the same dress in every detail, but it sure looks like it.
And then a little further research yielded this:
All of which got me wondering if even Guy Laroche's design is original. I mean, nothing new under the sun, right?
Can you think of other examples of competing pattern company dress (or other garment) patterns that are simply too close to be coincidence -- right down to the color fabric shown on the pattern envelope?
Have a great day, everybody!