Monday, June 27, 2022

Sonia Delaunay Clothing in Black and White

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 model.

Dresses pictured at the famous (for Deco fans) 1925 Paris Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes.

More dresses.





Modeling clothing in front of the same car.

Sonia even applied her patterns to a car, in this case a Citroën B12.

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