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The suit of suits


As Corinne lives in a colonized world, I wanted her surroundings to evoke a period when the sun never set on the British Empire. And who doesn’t love the trappings of Victoriana, especially the fashion? I’ve used the suit above for reference in the family photo drawn in #33. It is taken from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and designed by the late Eiko Ishioka, whose work I have always adored. I didn’t fall in love however, until I read the following quote from her obituary in the NY Times:

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“Jennifer asked me if I could make it more comfortable,” Ms. Ishioka told The Ottawa Citizen in 2000, “but I said, ‘No, you’re supposed to be tortured.’”

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