Pink Snow-ing in Paris by Mary-Ellen Belleville
Medium: Sequined fabric, dried leaves & floral pods, tulle, beads, crochet lace from upcycled tablecloth,wire.
Dimensions: 27 x 13 x 13cm
For those of us of a certain age, the saying ‘it’s snowing in Paris’ was a subtle way to alert a lady that the lace of her petticoat was showing. This is my nod to the sometimes bizarre fashions historically, in which crinolines were meant to create a ‘desirable, womanly shape’. In my version the expectation for a woman to dress to impress was often in conflict in terms of comfort, and the ability to freely move about in a daily routine.