This dress (vintage, sold for $850!) is my inspiration. I'll modify my V&A dress bodice to get the high front neckline and the dramatic back with buttons. Then I'll frankenstein it to the skirt from my cloud dress. I'm thinking red silk dupioni for the top and navy silk (dupioni? taffeta? matte satin? faille?) for the skirt. I have a small piece of navy silk with red and silverish ovals in my stash. I might try to make it into a little bolero with a red silk lining. My matchy-matchiness will be off the charts!
Now all I need is a place to wear this ensemble. Any ideas?