‘Distant Venus’ has a fairly complex design pedigree. Imagine if you will, what is basically a medieval gown as created and stylized by a 1930s Hollywood costume designer then interpreted by a 1950s Hollywood costume designer as the way an alien race (having watched too many old movies on earth TV) would mistakenly think earthlings in the mid-1950s actually dress. Got it? Well that twisted explanation is hardly a sufficient description for this lovely gown made of iridescent white and embroidered in silver. A full, deep, rounded collar exposes the throat and is the banded in a pattern of silvery geometric embroidery that is repeated on the short embroidered cuffs. Beneath the cuffs are full-length detached sleeves coming to a point over the hands and echoing the long sculptural lines of the silver belted gown. The long, flared skirt and lavish train that complete this gown conceal silvery ‘leather’ high-heel sandals. The jewelry is simple with ‘silver’ orbs as the earrings; the overall look is anything BUT simple. Distance never looked more inviting.