Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer is trying her fate into the fashion world with her first-ever fashion exhibition called “Ideas Get Dressed,” featuring sketches from notable designers such as Manolo Blahnik, Zac Posen, Roland Nivelais, Raquel Davidowicz, and Geova Rodrigues, and will run at SAPAR Contemporary in New York City until April 26, according to InStyle.
The show will highlight the transformation of the designers’ ideas and sketches into actual garments and a walk-through to the creative process of these fashion designers.
“We all have to wear clothes so we take it for granted. But it’s an art form to me,” Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter told NY Post. “The best way to show that is to show what the individual’s process is behind it. Designers have this particular vision and it’s interesting to me the way they execute it.”
Not included in the exhibition is Hubert de Givenchy, who recently passed away at age 91. He was the one who created the iconic black gown of Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
“It feels like a family member passed away, even if I only met him a few times when I was smaller,” Ferrer said.
Guests will see how Blahnik creates intricate sketches and that Posen begins his illustrations when the garment is nearly complete since he likes to drape on the dress form first to understand the structure of the garment. He even created a dress especially for the event to showcase his draping skills.
SAPAR Contemporary explained the purpose of the exhibit, saying “We hear tidbits of the mayhem surrounding Fashion Week, and of the peculiarities that inspire the designers we love, but so little is known about the highly personal and individualized process that designers employ when thinking of and creating their work,” SAPAR said in a press release to InStyle. “In ‘Ideas Get Dressed,’ these rituals are examined and explored.”
Part of the event proceeds will go to the United Nations High commissioner for Refugees, to whom Ferrer is an ambassador.