Berta Pavlov

Berta Pavlov


George Brown College

With 35 years experience in the Toronto Fashion Industry and has been a part time professor at George Brown College. She has worked as a patternmaker in both flat paper pattern drafting and digital pattern development. The range of her pattern drafting has been for both line development and production ready patterns, as a patternmaker her duties also included; fitting analysis, grading and technical sketches.

In addition to teaching, she has developed courses for the new post grad Apparel Technical Design program, which involves a collection development on a digital format.

She has done research on the ROM’s Christian Dior Exhibit, in an extensive analysis of the processes and techniques used by Christian Dior, haute couture collections, 1947-1957. This involved sketching, measuring, pattern analysis on a 2D and 3D development as well as the cutting and sewing of two unique and iconic vintage Dior pieces. This research has been documented in a video called, “Decoding Dior’s Delphine”. The samples made included the Zigomar suit, and muslin/toile, and the Delphine dress which were displayed in the ROM during the Christian Dior Exhibit 2017-2018. The documented pattern work and sketches of this research is included in the Christian Dior History & Modernity book by Dr. Alexandra Palmer and published by the Royal Ontario Museum, 2018.

ROM’s Christian Dior Exhibit Research & the Pattern Technology Used

25 Dockside Drive - Studio 3

This presentation is based on the research done for the ROM’s Christian Dior exhibition, specifically the ROM’s collection of Christian Dior haute couture, from 1947-1957, the research involved in-depth analyses of the brilliant designer’s complex processes and techniques. The presentation will outline the process used in decoding the iconic pieces in the research such as […]

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