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I spotted this dress on OASAP around the same time the Hokusai exhibit opened at the MFA. I had to have it. The wave print is not only a cute summer pattern but also a pointed allusion to the famous Japanese artist. I hemmed the dress about eight inches and wore a tulle skirt underneath to give it a little flounce.

thegreatwaveWe shot the dress in the contemporary American wing on the third floor of the museum. Rather than shoot it in the Hokusai exhibit, I wanted a more modern backdrop. Hokusai was extremely ahead of his time and many of his works still feel very relevant. Here I’ve illustrated this by juxtaposing the old with the new.




thegreatwave3Dress: OASAP (available here), Flats: Tahari, Necklace: H&M

Photos by Jamie Ditaranto.