Bjork’s Swan Dress from the 2001 Oscars

Before Lady Gaga’s outrageous outfits, there was Bjork! The original red carpet showstopper! This dress was one of the most talked about of the year back in 2001 and i’ve always had it in the back of my mind for the annual Jazzoo event at Zoo Atlanta!

I drafted the patten myself and added almost 30 yards of tulle in the skirt (no petticoat needed). It grew so large that it was difficult to fit the ruffle layers under my sewing machine:

sewing swan

The swan was made using boa feathers on top of a fur base. The swan’s head attaches to a purchased dance leotard via magnets sewed into the fabric. This dress is complete with hidden pockets!

swan on form

I’m still searching for her “egg” purse!

Here are some pics from Jazzoo 2012:



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