Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jon Coffelt's perfect impossible clothes

This is from one of Jon'sgreat aunts. It is a pajama top made of a poly cotton rayon blend and would have kept her warm on a winters night. Notice the large rounded collar and how the sleeves are wider and more open as to enable much movement of the wearer.

One of Jon's very first commissions was for Gerda Carmichael and she was married in this short version of a sari in India. This garment was very worn and frayed and I was so afraid to cut into it at first. This is one of the pieces that he began to realize could effect people is such a myriad of ways. She cried upon seeing it for the first time and she told Jon she pictured her wedding day back in 1935. Her husband passed in the 1980’s.

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