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Dress - Silk Flower Dress

Silk Flower Dress

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (known, made)
    Japan (fabric, made)

  • Date:

    2002 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dion, Genevieve (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Shibori silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Genevieve Dion is an award winning artist who has developed an aesthetic for fashion based on sculpture and textiles. This red silk dress has been painstakingly constructed using the traditional Japanese shibori technique, an elaborate form of tie-dying which involves folding, wrapping, clamping or stitching fabric, then adding or removing colour to create swirling, sweeping and geometric patterns. Working primarily in velvet and silk, for their iridescence and rich colour potential, Dion's luxurious, laborious designs have been described as 'wearable art'. Dion's collections have been sold at Bergdorf Goodman stores, and her home accessories sold at Fifty One Antiques, Toronto. She is a featured artist in 'Memory on Cloth', the recent shibori publication, edited by Yoshiko Wada.

Physical description

Permanently textured red gumma silk dress. Roll neck and full length sleeves, full length with scalloped hem.

Place of Origin

United States (known, made)
Japan (fabric, made)


2002 (made)


Dion, Genevieve (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Shibori silk


Length: 159 cm nape to hem, Width: 37 cm shoulder to shoulder

Descriptive line

Red silk shibori dress, designed and made by Genevieve Dion, 2002

Production Note

The designer describes herself as a fabric sculptor

Attribution note: The country of origin of the silk is Japan
Reason For Production: Retail






Fashion; Textiles

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

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