• Sonia Delaunay Clothing in Black and White

    1 month ago - By Art Contrarian

    Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979), Wikiperdia entry here , was a Modernist designer of note who during the 1920s and early '30s focused largely on cloth patterning for women's fashions.
    In this post I present contemporary photos of some of her efforts. Of course, they were taken black-and-white because color photography technology was still fairly primitive in those days.
    Her patterns are geometrically based. They are also "busy." Perhaps too cluttered-looking from today's perspective. Yet interesting. Take a look.
    Color image of 1928-29 vintage dress.
    A similar pattern top as worn by a...
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