1990 - Wrapped Torso - To show off this dress by Issey Miyake, Herb Ritts selected a dark backdrop and had model Karen Alexander adopt a ballet-like pose. Lighted from above, the semitranslucent fabric both reveals and obscures the contours of the model's body. The photographer's choice of the platinum printing process over the less expensive and more common gelatin silver process gives the photograph a significantly wider range of tones and a luxurious matte surface.

Wrapped Torso, Los Angeles, One of Ritts’s models wearing an Issey Miyake dress in Los Angeles. by Herb Ritts.

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Irregularly pleated linen collar, Northern Netherlands, c.1615-35 (via).    “Early millstone ruffs were starched with regular pleats. This example, however, is looser and less tidy. It is of a type that was popular with young, fashionable men around 1615 to 1635. This is the only surviving pleated ruff in the world.” - Rijkmuseum

Irregularly pleated linen collar, Northern Netherlands, (via). “Early millstone ruffs were starched with regular pleats. This example, however, is looser and less tidy. It is of a type that.

Christopher Kane Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear - Collection - Gallery - Style.com

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fashion editorials, shows, campaigns more!: pleats and plissé fashion: alla kostromichova by kevin sinclair for how to spend it may 2014

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