Close-Up with Storytailors


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jo?o Branco and Luis Sanchez of Storytailors discuss the two gowns that they created for the installation So Blue So White: Fashion Centuries in the Making. This installation relates the fascinating tale of how Portuguese trading ships brought Chinese porcelain to Europe, where it became extraordinarily popular and widely imitated, eventually by manufacturers such as Royal Delft. The international passion for blue-and-white porcelain that began in the 16th century continues to this day, influencing leading fashion designers throughout the world. A selection of their exquisite creations, inspired by blue-and-white porcelain and ceramic tiles, comes together in a dazzling display commissioned especially for this festival.

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  • Title: Close-Up with Storytailors
  • Creator: Storytailors
  • Date: 2015-03-03
  • Location: Washington, DC