This is a dress my Mom apparently used to wear back in the day. I say apparently because her style has mellowed out a lot since then, and I can’t believe she even owns this. Nowadays she is very Ann Taylor. This dress is the opposite of Ann Taylor. The print reminds me of eyeballs, or cells undergoing mitosis. It’s a bit small on me now, which I’m sad about since it seems to be a vintage one of a kind piece from China.
I had the story of a languishing suburban housewife in mind as I shot this. The isolation and emptiness of the room reminded me of the film Requiem for a Dream. One of the characters from that will be the inspiration for my next shoot. Any guesses as to who she is?