Erykah Badu 2000

badu3Copy of DSC06705 Erykah Badu 2000 in her own design

This is one of my earliest and one of my best.  I thought myself very clever when I figured out how I was going to do the surface design.  It’s a machine zig-zag stitch over embroidery floss.
badu4 Copy of DSC06706I love this dress because it is both a true reflection of the wearer (in the days before stylists took over), unusual, but not ridiculous (See Kim Basinger).  Badu was there to represent “The Cider House Rules” which was nominated for several awards.  She changed into a different but similar dress to present a technical award with Tobey Maguire.