Inspired by Diane Meyer’s exquisitely embroidered photographs, I have done a few of my own, from old family holidays to more current photos that are all memories for me.
By cross stitching small areas of the photographs, those areas become almost pixelated. It blurs the images to create something more than just a photograph, it becomes something sentimental, more reminiscent of a memory.
Natalia Vodianova with art wearing Dior couture in “High Art” for Vogue US, November 2004. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
“On MoMA’s sixth floor, modern masters meet. Chuck Close’s larger-than life portrait Robert/104.172 (1973-74) and bold strokes by John Galliano, Christian Dior Couture white satin crinoline dress with cherry-blossom amethyst-and-gold embroidered bodice.”
The Label comprises elements of exquisite production, details features within the lining, luxury materials and textiles. The shapes and prints are inspired by contemporary hip hop street style culture and the illustrations and prints are all hand drawn, painted, photographed, embroidered and designs by Na Di herself.
Mary Jane Russell (left) and Leonie Vernet (right) with books and magazines for Vogue, January 1954. Photograph by Frances McLaughlin-Gill.
The two models are both in dresses of silk surah in shades of pink. Vernet’s is printed with organic shapes, with the skirt back-swung. Russell’s has impressionistic pink flowers, the ones on the bodice embroidered with beads.