The ‘Rose’ dress is a dramatic evening gown of black jersey, volumes of black tulle with a plunging lace neckline. Inspiration was taken from the 1920s silhouette with the neckline and sleeves using a scalloped lace. Under the layer of tulle on the skirt of the dress are hand cut organza 3D roses faded up from the hem. The look is finished off with a contrasting belt using a vintage diamanté trim.
The train at the back features 3 points at the hem using the scalloped lace. In total there are 5 separate pieces forming the amazing train, all carefully placed to create a waterfall effect. The look is completed with a lace headdress with rosette style rose flowers on the side… Typical of the 1920s period.
The rose is strongly associated with ‘true love’, especially the red rose. The ‘rose’ dress is a ‘dark as night black’ associated with ‘magic and mystery’. The hidden flowers under the layer of tulle represent this element of ‘mystery’, creating a veil of what lies underneath. There are 7 roses placed in the images, several of which are withered and broken representing ‘a love that is over.’
In these shots, Madeline is looking away from the camera in striking, dramatic poses surrounded by the roses and scattered petals. This suggests she is perhaps secretly in love with a person who does not or cannot love her back, bringing back again the element of mystery as to who this secret love could be.
The drama captured in the pictures fits perfectly with the style of the dress.