Center Front: An Introduction to My New Blog

Well, it’s the first day of July which means it’s exactly halfway through the year — a very significant day for me because I am kind of obsessed with balance and symmetry. It’s like center front on a dress, a straight shot down the middle delineating one half from the other. “CF” is the first line you draw on dotted paper when you draft a dress pattern, and it’s the first place you pin the muslin when you drape on a mannequin (unless you are making something seriously asymmetrical, but I don’t want to get too technical here, and/or spoil my analogy). So I have chosen today to start this blog — the “center front,” if you will, of 2010.

Ever since Martha Stewart Weddings featured my Petal Gown in its Winter 2010 issue, I have gotten emails and phone calls from people all over the world asking where can they get my gowns, and what stores carry my line. I always have to answer that my gowns are only available from my studio in New York, that I make everything by hand specifically to fit each client, that the process requires x number of fittings, and that everything is custom. But there’s so much more to it than that. And that’s what I’m hoping you’ll take away from reading my blog — Colette Komm and her dresses really are everything she seams…

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