Buenos Aires, Feb. 1 (EFE).- Jorge del Busto dressed actresses Michael Learned, Carolyn Hennessy and Loretta Switt on the red carpet. These garments are now works of art in their own right, along with 11,000 other items, in the Hollywood Museum. Los Angeles.
The 53-year-old Argentinian designer opens the doors of his ‘workshop’ in Buenos Aires to EFE, drawing on his career spanning over 20 years and haute couture designs, including three garments currently preserved in a museum in LA. talked about
“I dressed myself for the red carpet in handcrafted, recycled material. I think the most expensive costume was by Michael Learned. About a million beads They are one-of-a-kind garments that cannot be repeated,” Del Busto said at the workshop.
By contrast, the dresses he prepared for Hennessy were French lace embroidered over a metal corset. It has a curtain that looks like it,” said the designer, who has lived in the United States for 23 years, so he inserted the English expression into the Spanish description.
Oddly enough, he first came to prominence in the “fitness” field, where he stood out for his competitive aerobic gymnastics prowess, his physical fitness, and fashion sense.
“I was one of the top guys in fitness and social magazines. They always called me one of the best-styled men in Chicago and Los Angeles. Like the ‘sophisticated gaucho,’ It got a lot of attention because of the Argentinian mixture.
In the early 2000s he was a gym instructor. His students were eating lunch and discussing business, so he got the idea to design a line of semi-formal sportswear.
It may have been a precursor to the style that made him stand out in 2010, but by then he was already specializing in the world of high fashion, where clothing is all about detail, fabric and design. bottom.
“It depends on the basics. Some clothes have structure, others resemble tunics, and the value is in the fabric and looseness. They are made from quality materials and are almost 100% hand-made.” That’s the rule of haute couture,” he said.
While many pray fervently for creative inspiration to strike them, Delbst is his muse for inspiration, given that his grandmother advised him to follow his dreams. She is a model of “impeccable elegance” and “the typical woman who doesn’t leave the house without makeup”, and has her hair done and well-groomed.
Born in a small Puerto Rican town in northern Argentina’s province of Misiones and raised in Greater Buenos Aires, Del Busto had to deal with his father’s prejudice against his love of the fashion world at the age of 12.
“I came up with a collection of about 14 drawings, some of which I did in watercolor, and I thought about a clothing line. My family loved them until I showed them to my dad.” He tore up the sketch and burned it. He didn’t want a son to devote himself to doing this,” Del Busto said.
At 21, I packed my bags and headed to Asuncion, where I worked as a physical education teacher. His abilities in the fitness field allowed him to move to São Paulo and eventually settle in Chicago to specialize and broaden his horizons.
“Stay with the people who help you. I was allowed to. There, he entered the world-famous and necessary circles in which he wanted to work.
At the same time, he continually sought to acquire more knowledge and training so as not to be left behind in the ever-rapidly changing world of fashion, but never lost his sense of style. The course helped keep me up to date, and my work has less to do with the times and more with what the customer wants,” he said.
Fashion is a cyclical industry, but Mr. Del Busto has non-negotiable rules when it comes to designing his creations, such as “something can be emphasized and some must be hidden.” increase.
“There’s always something to emphasize, whether it’s your shoulders, your neck, your bustier. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how much you weigh. It needs to be emphasized so it doesn’t become banal,” he says, adding that the ideal fashion model is a “clothing rack.” , added that it must be tall, slender, not too busty and elegant.
And he concluded: You can always look great. ”