Angelika Werth’s Madeleines
Angelika Werth in her kitchen in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, right before
a Madeleines photo shoot, 2007. All photos: Jeremy Addington.
one-of-a-kind felted creations, called Madeleines, were featured in our
April/May issue. “Hit the field” becomes an elegant proposition when
wearing one of Werth’s beautifully tailored gowns inspired by various sports
and adventurous women of the past and present. Here we share more of her spirited
Baseball Dress: Ode to Coco Chanel (with detail), 2009; merino wool, silk,
embedded wire, deconstructed base balls, antique silk embroidery, silk, antique
buttons, old linen mattress covers, baseball glove; hand-felted, deconstructed,
Tent Dress #3: Canadian Camper (with detail), 2008; tent, silk velvet, old
zippers, metal hardware, silk; hand-dyed, deconstructed, reconstructed.
Fencing Dress #2: Ode to Jeanne d’ Arc (Joan of Arc) (with detail),
2006–2007; merino wool, silk, antique lace, silk brocade, fencing mask,