Designer Gilbert Adrian American
Department Store Bonwit Teller & Co. American
Not on view
In the early 1940s Adrian developed dramatic abstract patterns that had no antecedents in his Hollywood costumes. The bodice of this dress reveals a geometric pattern that emerges from the construction of the garment. Its symmetry contrasts nicely with the large circle that is placed slightly off-center on the full skirt.
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