Chili Pepper Skirt

The Chili Pepper Skirt draws from a combination of many of Larry Krone’s enduring inspirations for design and art: country music, traditional American home crafts, love as expressed through obsessive hand-workmanship, and Tony Walton’s astounding, uber-embellished dress for Evillene, the wicked witch in 1978’s film “The Wiz”. This skirt is an imagined look for the Winkies — native Oz residents forced to work for Evillene— to wear once they are freed from her wicked spell. The skirt is perfect for an Ozian day-to-evening look and is great for those looking to have some fashionable fun!

The Chili Pepper Skirt incorporates a multicolor chili pepper print from Todd Oldham’s 1990’s collection archives. Interspersed with the hot chili peppers in the skirt’s three ruffled tiers are panels made from repurposed cotton t-shirts. All of the seams were feather stitched by hand, and then everything got embellished with heaps of various vintage trims from Larry Krone’s personal collection. Look closely to find each strip of lace, fringe, pom-poms, and bits and bobs hand-gathered and applied with Larry’s signature embroidery stitches, featuring a comfy elastic waistband added for your pleasure. And here’s a fun game: find the Larréon label—it’s hidden somewhere on the third tier!

This skirt is one-of-a-kind and took over 30 hours to complete; hand-embroidering over all seams, and hand gathering/applying trims using decorative embroidery stitches.

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A mix of pieced cotton vintage t-shirts and 100% polyester sublimation prints punctuated with fringed trims


Elastic waist fits 28 inches to 33 inches

Length — 21 inches


Dry clean only