French fashion designer Sylvie Facon has created Hommage à Arras (“Homage to Arras”), an exquisite evening gown that pays tribute to the historic town. Featuring everything from intricate illustrations to iridescent lace and pearls,” the dress puts a storybook spin on French fashion.
This must be a “first” in a fashion where incredible skills meet usual materials and steampunk designs. Sylvie along with costume designer Morgane E. Grosdemange has created a series of dresses that looks straight out of a fantasy fiction world. On close examination, it is revealed that the real world town of Arras is depicted on these dresses, not just its architectural marvels but also minor features like plants and pavement.
Aiming to “master all stages, from the sketch to the last point,” Facon creates dresses that combine fine art with tailor-made fashion. Like Hommage à Arras, her other dresses double as storytellers, showcasing the bountiful beauty of ordinary objects and everyday sights.