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Inspiration from The Help:

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I was inspired by the movie The Help for my final project. I was inspired by the southern belles in the movie. The colors and bold floral prints throughout the movie inspired the materials that I plan to use. I hope to use a floral print as my textile. If I do not find a textile that is just right, then I plan to use a plain fabric and add embroidery to it. I am getting inspiration from all of the women in The Help for the silhouette of my dress. I am inspired by the full skirts nipped at the waist of the upper class southern belles such as Hilly. I am also inspired by the boldness and quirkiness of Celia Foote. Celia is a bombshell and I hope to incorporate that into my silhouette. I plan to draw different aspects from the characters of The Help to create a dress with my own personal twist to it.

Sketches:

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Swatches: 

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Flat Sketch:

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Final Dress:

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I chose the movie The Help as inspiration for my final project. The movie was set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960’s. Sharen Davis was the costume designer for The Help and she portrayed the southern belles with bold floral prints, modest necklines and full skirts nipped at the waist. I was inspired by the colors and print used throughout the movie. I also really like the silhouettes of all of the dresses in the movie. For my final project I am getting inspiration from all of the women in The Help. I plan to draw some aspects from different characters and make a garment with my own personal twist to it. 

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I love the boldness of Celia Foote. She does not fit in perfectly with the Southern belles, her clothing style stood out. I particularly like her yellow romper.

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I really like the neckline of Skeeter’s dress and also the color. 

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I do not like Hilly’s character but I love her dress. The use of floral print and the silhouette are both perfect.

My Sketches:

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