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Carol Lee Shanks

Carol Lee Shanks has a 28-year career dedicated to designing unique handcrafted clothing designs and textile art pieces. She has a great reverence for cloth, allowing it to be the foundation of her inspiration and personally constructs each garment, one by one, building collections made from carefully selected fine materials. Her dressing concept encompasses coordinated silhouettes layered for style and comfort. She has designed an understated, timeless look meant to be collected piece by piece over many seasons.

Carol has a degree in Textile and Costume Design from the University of California at Davis. She now works and exhibits her clothing and textile art from her Berkeley, California studio. Her work is shown and sold in galleries throughout the United States and has been included in international shows and fiber art publications.

Seattle-based arts writer Robin Updike, quoted from her article “Carol Lee Shanks: Refining the Silhouette” in the July 2012 issue of Ornament magazine, comments on Carol’s work:

“Not only is Carol’s clothing singular in its architectonic-meets-romantic aesthetic, but there’s an impressive element of environmental awareness in her work. For instance, Carol tries to use up scraps of fabric each season, sometimes using tiny leftovers as ornament on other fabrics. Or she simply makes two-dimensional artworks - fabric collages really - to hang on the wall. Lots of style, not much waste. It’s impressive.”

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: 3/4 Shirt with Origami Pockets

CAROL LEE SHANKS: 3/4 Shirt with Origami Pockets

Collapse weave linen, silver. One size. Also available in Tobacco and Indigo.
$268.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Big Pleats and Pockets Jumper

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Big Pleats and Pockets Jumper

Collapse weave linen, indigo. One size. Also available in Tobacco and Silver.
$450.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cowl Neck Fingertip Tunic, Grey

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cowl Neck Fingertip Tunic, Grey

Fabulous travel clothing: simply scrunch up the garment and pack! Crushed habutai silk Fingertip Tunic (long). Grey. One size. Available by order. Allow 10-15 days for shippng. Also available in plum, black, silver, cranberry, lime, navy and periwinkle, under separate listing, by special order, or contact the Gallery.
$210.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Crinkle Silk Scarves, Assorted Colors

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Crinkle Silk Scarves, Assorted Colors

Wonderful scarves, that make great gifts! Choose from red, periwinkle, black, silver grey, aubergine, and olive; indicate choice in notes at Checkout, or see separate listings. Dimensions, in inches: approximately 66 x 14. For further information, please contact the Gallery.
$50.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Crushed Silk Habutai Triangle Top, Cranberry

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Crushed Silk Habutai Triangle Top, Cranberry

Other colors available. Contact the Gallery for information. Size: O/S. Shown with Carol Lee Shanks' crushed silk habutai swing dress and red cinnabar necklace by Woodleigh Hubbard. See separate listings or contact the Gallery.
$198.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cut-Away Jacket, in-hem Pockets

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cut-Away Jacket, in-hem Pockets

Collapse weave linen, indigo. One size. Also available in Tobacco and Silver.
$398.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Fingertip Tunic, Black

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Fingertip Tunic, Black

Fabulous travel clothing: simply scrunch up the garment and pack! Crushed habutai silk fingertip tunic. Olive. One size. Available for immediate shipping. Also available in other colors, under separate listing, by special order, or contact the gallery. (Shown, left, layered with Carol's pleated pants, black, and Lou Zeldis attar vine link...
$198.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Pocket Vest

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Pocket Vest

Hand-loomed Indian silk Crossover Pocket Vest. More details coming soon, or contact the Gallery. Shown over crushed silk organza bias skirt dress, silver, available under separate listing or contact the Gallery. Necklace: Begona Rentero, "Flower for O'Keefe" in beige. Available under separate listing or contact the Gallery.
$228.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Shirt with Origami Pockets

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Shirt with Origami Pockets

Collapse weave linen, indigo. One size. Also available in Tobacco and Silver.
$248.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Silk Habutai Swing Dress, S, cranberry

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Silk Habutai Swing Dress, S, cranberry

A sleeveless cranberry silk habutai dress that is long, subtly sheer, and drapes beautifully. Wear over a sleek shirt or tee and leggings or skinny pants for a comfortable and trendy layered look. Bias cut. 100% silk. Size: S. Other colors and sizes available; see separate listings or contact the Gallery. Sizes Fit & Availability: S (6-8)/M...
$340.00

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