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04.19.2014
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Adeline André staged what could be the world’s smallest couture show Monday, showing just one look for women and one for men.

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Adeline André Fall Couture 2009

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HOLE IN ONE: Adeline André staged what could be the world’s smallest couture show Monday, showing just one look for women and one for men. To demonstrate her patented three-armhole design (and reveal just how much fabric went into each piece), the four items, including a shirt, jacket and coat for men, were first pegged on a clothesline before being donned by the models. The women’s look, a layered silk crepe dress merging from flesh color tones to pinks and reds, took minutes to put on as meters of fabric and a staggering 21 armholes were wound around. “I wanted to show my work, and the history of the armholes, in a very precise way,” André said.

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