Originally Posted by jefferyd
I can think of someone who was taught to make patterns but perhaps his learning the art of fitting was maybe rushed a little and it shows.
There are examples of people who, as far as I can tell, are not good "tailors/technician/finisher," who turn out some of the most stylized [and beauty to the eyes of their beholders] and well made garments I have seen.
They may have drawn patterns, cut, sew, and finished something at some point, but they are better at directing
everything together than they are executing the parts. They are like a great conductor or choreographer who has the creativity/sense of proportion/eye for color/social snapshot skills - but can only produce something when paired with great orchestral players or dancers.
Of course, the pairing of Mariano Rubinacci and Gerano comes to mind. There are perhaps others who later in their career gravitate away from production and towards creation [I wonder how much C. Despos, E. Deboise, T. Mahon, Patrick of Chan and the likes actually do tailoring today, compared to earlier days].
When you have the best of the two, like when maestro Arturo Toscanini paired up with the NBC orchestra, the result truly is timeless
. I still get chills watching old clips of the maestro in action.- M
Although I have not seen it, CEGO's father's old Lanvin shirt would be another example.