Purple silk taffeta curve-shaped dress fastening centre back with metal zip. Silk taffeta quilted sash. Dress and sash lined with black silk taffeta.
Jackson travelled to Europe in 1972 and spent nearly six months in Paris, soaking up the celebrated practice of haute couture. Twentieth-century couturiers Christian Dior, Madeleine Vionnet, Cristobal Balenciaga and Madame Grès were among Jackson’s important touchstones, and her appreciation of traditional couture practices is highlighted in the naming of her label Bush Couture. With Curve, Jackson has played with the cut and drape of the fabric, creating a graceful arc that manipulates the viewer’s eye around the sculpted garment.