This gallery exhibits the work Lizzie completed during her month-long study abroad experience at the Paris American Academy in July of 2011. Enrolled in a couture techniques program, Lizzie learned hatmaking, feather manipulation, shibori dying techniques, nunofelting, and hand-pleating couture techniqes. She had the great pleasure of working with two of Madame Gres' seasoned seamstresses, mastering the pleating technique symbolic of Gres' work by replicating a Madame Gres jersey dress.
Lizzie's experience in Paris marked a turning point in her evolving design aesthetic, redefining her outlook on the role of fashion in shaping our lives. She credits the increased maturity, sophistication, and quality in her work to her experience in Paris. Lizzie strives to inspire women to dress with greater elegance and confidence, a revival of a historic mentality found abundantly in Paris.