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Carol Lee Shanks

Carol Lee Shanks' 28-year career has been 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."

 

MIDWINTER SALE:  Items included in the sale appear below.  This artist's special order items are shown in this separate, related section.

To view more items available at rare discounts, please visit the Midwinter Sale section and other individual artists’ pages.   Sale listings show RED discounted prices.



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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Chambray Cap Sleeve Top

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Chambray Cap Sleeve Top

Linen chambray. Pants also available; please see separate listing. Gentle wash, cool; mild soap. Hang to dry. For further information, please contact the gallery.


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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Collage Jacket, Black

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Collage Jacket, Black

Wool/cotton pieced and patched black jacket.  This jacket shows off Carol's great styling, with its slight flare through the body and her unique mixed-texture touches.  Truly versatile - wear it everywhere, whether dressing up or down. One size, 23” long from mid-back neck to hem. Dry clean only, please. #298-20


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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cotton Flannel Pants, M

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cotton Flannel Pants, M

Cotton flannel gusset leg pant, black. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap; hang to dry.
$300.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cotton Twill Pants, Grey, M

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cotton Twill Pants, Grey, M

Cotton twill weave flat front short pants, grey. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap; hang to dry.
$280.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Dot Linen Rectangle Tunic

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Dot Linen Rectangle Tunic

One size. Gentle wash cool, mild soap; hang to dry.
$260.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Ensemble - Jacket, saffron

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Ensemble - Jacket, saffron

Silk jacquard 3/4 jacket.  Length:  33". To complete the ensemble, see separate listings for matching Tunic and Pants. Handwash cool, mild soap, hang to dry -or- dry clean. N.B.:  Listing is for Jacket only.
$450.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Ensemble - Pants, saffron

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Ensemble - Pants, saffron

Silk jacquard crop wide leg pants. To complete the ensemble, see separate listings for matching Tunic and Jacket. Handwash cool, mild soap, hang to dry -or- dry clean. N.B.:  Listing is for pants only.
$300.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Ensemble - Tunic, saffron

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Ensemble - Tunic, saffron

Silk jacquard pocket tunic.  Length:  28". To complete the ensemble, see separate listings for matching Pants and Jacket. Handwash cool, mild soap, hang to dry -or- dry clean. Listing is for Tunic only.  
$300.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Four-Panel Dress, Midnight

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Four-Panel Dress, Midnight

Crushed and pleated silk habutai. Hand wash cool, mild soap, towel dry. Twist top of dress for vertical pleat, scrunch bottom; allow to dry to desired pleat. One Size. Available colors: white, cream, silver, grey, black, midnight blue or navy, periwinkle, tamarack green, olive, plum and red. See under separate listings, or contact the Gallery....
$298.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Linen Little Crop Top, Black

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Linen Little Crop Top, Black

Collapse weave linen little crop top. One size. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap; hang to dry.
$200.00

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