Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Button Wednesday : The Button Venus Dress

It is Wednesday again, so it's BUTTON DAY on my blog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This Button Wednesday is about the fabulous button dress, Xiaopei "Jennifer" Wu made for the International Surface Design Association's Student Exhibition in Kansas City (2009), where she won the top design prize. Wu studied at the Fiber Science & Apparel Design program of Cornell University. Wu's "Button Dress" features an asymmetrical seamed bodice made from silk charmeuse and embellished with hand-sewn silk chiffon, buttons, beads and gems. On the skirt are 2000 shell buttons sewn on by hand. Wu spent more than 300 hours creating the dress.
"I wanted to make a piece, not to 'wow,' but to beckon the audience to come closer and look," said Wu. "I am about detail." She was inspired by the painting "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli, which depicts the goddess Venus emerging from the sea as a woman.

Have you seen a lovely, beautiful, stunning, crazy button or button-related thingy, or did you make something with a button / buttons, or did you even make buttons yourself, blog about it on your blog on Wednesday, and give the link here in the comments so that everybody can enjoy it !!


Bunny Terry said...

That dress is amazing - we absolutely love all things buttons! Check out our blog at and let us know what you think.

Colours and Textures said...

Beautiful dress. I saw some cool flip flops today that were decorated with buttons.