Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fashion History - The Mondrian Dress

this is of the same era as the mini-skirt. It was designed by Yves Saint Laurent in 1965 and named for artist Piet Mondrian, master of geometric abstraction. it actually looks like one of his paintings transcribed onto a dress.

Probably one of the earliest examples of colour-blocking in modern fashion.

click on the link to the met museum to read more about it.
image from:
www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/11/euwf/ho_C.I.69.23.htm

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  2. hi sharon,
    thanks and glad you like this site.

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