"I like a garment that is so elaborate it's confusing" he says, "something that in some way alters the shape of the human form."

SALLY SINGER

VOGUE Dec 2005

PHOTO 1: Hattie Carnegie 1940s beaded tulle gown

PHOTO 2: 1930s satin and georgette gown

PHOTO 3: Bob Mackie 1980s beaded gown

PHOTO 4: Junya Watanabe smocked dress