The production of the Jacquard-woven fabric used in the creation of Gary Graham’s ensemble represents a collaboration between the designer’s team and the Rhode Island School of Design. Pattern designer John Dana Palermo and textile designer Gina Gregorio worked with Ana Codorean in the Rhode Island School of Design Textile Department to create the woven cloth using Pointcarré software. The entire process was recorded in part because “the Jacquard loom there is amazing. It is in this garage and it is really phenomenal.”

Graham had the fabric for each individual pattern piece meticulously woven separately. One of the biggest challenges was achieving the right size and scale of the motif for each pattern piece in order to give the ensemble depth and a modern feel. The result is an innovative pattern of stars and snowballs that decreases in size as the eye travels upward from the hem of the coatdress: “It really should look as if it’s rocketing up.”

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