costume theme Louise XIV and the palace of versailles. I took the orangery from the palace as my main inspiration point.

PVA, organza, orange peel torso layer

Ruff styles to try using dry oranges baked in the oven

orange tree inspiration dresses

Research mood board.

Louise XIV, mistress who was into witch-crafting, palace of versailles, film about his life

Embroidery into orange skin

corset sample

pattern cutting, heat press pattern added after photocopying and editing it in photoshop, dried oranges painted with gold ink, gold embroidey thread and dried orange skin.

embroidery onto mandarin skin

Final corset

head piece and other details from the dress

Orangery inspired dress

dried Mandarins and orange skin embroidered onto fabric dress surface

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