I still love ballet! I go to ballet performances once in a while and always have the same uplifting sense of beauty after watching the ballet play.
This year, I was lucky enough to make a gown for Leslie Appleby--the chair women of the Ballet organization in Boston. When Leslie approached me with a request to design something artistic and original I already knew what I am going to create. I had a vision! It would be light and exciting. It would be noble and beautiful, it would be artistic like ballet. The dress was born and named Markiza (based on the French word in Russian version). The dress was made from Italian liquid satin. It was fitted and structured, but at the same time soft and delicate. The color is soft gold, the shape fit and flare. The dress was perfection! It was loved by my client and by many people who attended the Ball.
I wanted to be a ballerina when I was 5 years old, but I wanted to be a Fashion Designer, when I was 13years old. So, one day I became a Fashion Designer, who designed the dress for the Ballet Ball. Sound pretty good for me too!