Look at the gown that 343 designers from various nations created!

One of the oldest crafts was embroidery, and both men and women worked at it. Because it varies greatly from country to country and has its own distinctive style, embroidery is lovely. Kirstie Macleod, a British artist, made the decision to document the variety of this trade, and she did so for thirteen years.

Kirsty had the idea to design a dress that would showcase the needlework techniques used by various cultures around the world. That is how the original endeavor, The Red Dress came to be.

Kirsty crossed the globe with pieces of fabric covered in embroidery created by artists from all around the world. The wonderful outfit she made after sewing them together was a true masterpiece.

The dress’s voyage started in 2009, and over the course of 13 years, it has traveled to 46 different nations. The outfit was able to be worked on by 343 different artists. Some were displaced people, others were artists who had grown up around traditional needlework, and still others were just starting out.

Africa, South America, Mexico, and other places have all received the clothing. Embroiderers were requested to produce a piece that would both express their unique personalities and the cultural heritage and traditions of their profession.

When the dress’s trip was complete, it was put together and made into a true work of art. a stunning train, a puffed skirt, long sleeves, and an elegant bodice with buttons. 84 pieces of cloth were used to make this work of art, and artisans from all around the world worked on it.

The embroiderers’ life experiences, family history, and country’s past all served as inspiration for the outfit’s design. The finished product is priceless and gorgeous. because needlework fostered a discussion about national identity while uniting disparate cultures and erasing their borders.

The fate of this artwork is then sealed: it will embark on another epic voyage, but this time it won’t be in the form of discarded cloth. The Red Dress initiative will travel to other museums and galleries throughout the world to be displayed.