Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Balloon Dresses Fashion

Balloon Dresses Fashion
Balloon dresses fashion. Balloon couture is not a new art. It marries the tactile with the aesthetic. As with the culinary arts, balloon art is sadly ephemeral. These often painstaking pieces can take 20 or more hours to complete and last only slightly longer. Like a delicate flower, they slowly wilt. But the memory of their beauty is enduring. Cotton, silk, wool even cashmere are simply natural products used for the production of clothing. The same can be said for latex balloons. Balloon dresses are the ultimate test of a true balloon artist. Manipulating the slender tubes into a "fabric" without rupturing the delicate membranes takes hours and masterful skill. The results... breathtaking!

Designs can range from truly elegant evening wear to the most daring and provocative club couture. Innovative designers from all over the world have been creating balloon fashions for industry runway shows for years. Only in the past few years have balloon fashion artists begun to delve into the mainstream art and fashion worlds. In '09 Marie was chosen to work along side designer Todd Thomas and stylist Charlotte Stockdale as the exclusive balloon couturier for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

As one of the industry's most influential designers, Marie's work has appeared on internationally syndicated television programs for Disney Channel and Univision. She has appeared in magazines sharing her passion for her art. She has written articles for the industry's foremost membership site and has created instructional DVD's. She was the first to receive the coveted Balloon Excellence Award given by Ralph Dewey, the industry's leading innovator.

Marie is taking this culmination of fashion and art on a journey to events throughout the world. Marie showcased her designs in the first US held Balloon Couture Fashion Show in Las Vegas, NV. Since that appearance, her designs appeared on runways in the US, Europe and Asia.

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