Creative Design: Undergraduate

Three-In-One Gown

  • Cassidy Burel (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
  • Haeun (Grace) Bang (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)


The Three-In-One Gown was designed with the intention to create a Met Gala worthy look that was sustainable. This gown was the result of an in-depth design process including the idea conception, colorway research, computer-aided design, advanced pattern making, and couture technique. The Three-In-One Gown is innovative and sustainable because it can be worn for at least three different occasions where generally, it would be worn once and thrown out to make room for another. It can be worn as a showstopper at a formal red carpet event such as a Met Gala or even for a bride. It can be slightly dressed down with the tulle skirt removed revealing a column-shaped evening dress for an after-party. And finally, the column skirt can also be removed leaving a flirty cocktail dress that is perfectly suited for a romantic evening on the town.

Keywords: Versatility, Sustainability, 3D visualization, Couture Technique

How to Cite:

Burel, C. & Bang, H., (2020) “Three-In-One Gown”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 77(1). doi:



Published on
28 Dec 2020
Peer Reviewed