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Sweater

Designer:
Louiseboulanger (French, 1878–1950)
Date:
1928
Culture:
French
Medium:
cashmere, angora
Dimensions:
[no dimensions available]
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Isabel Shults, 1944
Accession Number:
C.I.44.64.32
Not on view
Louise Boulanger founded the house using her contracted name on the Rue de Berri in 1923. Fashion chronicler Mary Brooks Picken remembered her: “If Paris dresses might be referred to as chic in the early 1930s, Louiseboulanger’s clothes could be called ‘superchic.’” Further, Picken attested of the designer, “Her private life was spent in the artistic milieu, and many famous painters and sculptors were her friends.” One would surmise that this blouse was keenly informed by modern art in its flat, collage-like juxtapositions, abstract textures, and trompe l’oeil aspects.
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