Le Sarte Pettegole (The Gossiping Seamstresses) encapsulates perfection that is seemingly randomly achieved.
“Forgotten” stitches, incomplete lines, clashing fabrics that somehow find common ground. Almost as if to say that nothing is predictable, that anything can happen. It is the beauty of the unexpected that elicits a feeling of wonder.
How do the seamstresses keep themselves occupied while they work? They chatter, conversing while their deft hands mark out stitches and create buttonholes; tacking, cutting. The scene is encapsulated in a phrase uttered by the designer while altering prototypes in the sample room: “Ah, these gossiping seamstresses, if they could just stop chattering all day…!”