Also for Lady Gaga, Torvill and Dean when they won gold at the 1984 Olympics, the 1963 Elizabeth Taylor film Cleopatra, Alexander McQueen, Zandra Rhodes and many other films and plays.
The way the pleats are created are interesting too. They use machines that have been used for nearly a 100 years to fold the fabric between two pieces of cardboard that have been folded by hand to create the pattern.
A laser cut piece of fabric that has then been pleated. I really like this look. It kind of reminds me of seaweed, and even though you can't see the cut out pattern as clearly as you could if the fabric was laying flat, you still get a distorted version of the pattern which I think is a lovely idea.
The cardboard version of a pleat. I really like the cardboard versions, sometimes more than the finished fabric pieces. Maybe it is because the pattern holds firmer than the fabric or that it being made from cardboard has a more natural organic look.
A piece of fabric sealed between two pieces of plastic that have been pleated. A technique used for a Lady Gaga costume.
A pleated piece of fabric that has curled up to form a round piece of fabric. This could be interesting as a sleeve, as something really structured and bold.
Another cardboard pleat, love the raised section, almost looks like a spine running down the edge.
I took loads of pictures but here are some of my favourites...