(Laubner, 2000, p.50).
There are important things to note about this image when considering is because, importantly, it is a fashion illustration and not a photograph which can be more clearly replicated. Therefore:
- It represents an idealised, imagined dress according to the designer/illustrator
- Therefore an exact replica is impossible
- The proportions are exaggerated: longer legs, for instance. And it may not be possible to exactly interpret all of the lines on a figure
- Everything looks totally smooth and perfect, for instance the draping of the upper bodice into the fitted midriff section. This may not be completely possible!
- Additionally I have made the decision not to make the train at the lower hem of the skirt. This is simply for practical and monetary reasons; additionally, floor-length evening gowns without trains were equally, if not more, common during this period.