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‘Golden ratio’ lends itself to fashion

Ruth Levy uses a proportion gauge to show how one’s face fits into the measurement dynamic.

Ruth Levy (left) and her twin sister, Sara Levy (working with client Rory Bennett), use a mathematical formula to determine how to make people look their best in clothes.
Ruth Levy uses a proportion gauge to show how one’s face fits into the measurement dynamic.

Photo by John Gastaldo – Union-Tribune

Rory Bennett, a client of Sara and Ruth Levy’s from Rancho Santa Fe, models an outfit that uses the golden ratio, a mathematical formula, in order to flatter her body.

Fashion designers Ruth and Sara Levy spent years searching for the secret to looking good. Then they heard about something called the golden ratio, a mathematical formula for beauty that many believe Leonardo da Vinci used in his paintings.

Thus began a project to crack what they call “the fashion code.”

The Perfect Body Formula (Men’s Health, 2008) To build the perfect body, it helps to have the right dimensions. Thankfully, the magic formula for those dimensions has been known for centuries. It’s called the golden ratio (or Divine Proportion) – a dividend of two measurements that’s roughly equal to 1.618.  Visit https://thefashioncode.com/behind-the-code/articles-on-divine-proportion to read this […]