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“Sisterhood of the Varjo Dress: Women who wore Marimekko and what it meant to them” Virtual Talk by Alexandra Lange

alexandra lange
6:30 pm

Design critic, Alexandra Lange, will give a virtual talk going beyond the aesthetic elements of Marimekko clothing by exploring the meaning their designs had for feminist icons. Her essays, reviews, and profiles have appeared in numerous design publications including Architect, Harvard Design Magazine, and Metropolis, as well as in The Atlantic, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, and the New York Times

In this talk, inspired by her 2017 New Yorker article “Jane Jacobs, Georgia O’Keeffe, and the Power of the Marimekko Dress,” Lange will offer a history of the artists, writers, and designers who chose Marimekko as their uniform from the 1960s onwards, describing how the dress designs aligned with their cultural politics and expanding opportunities for women.

Don't miss this fascinating opportunity to take a closer look at Marimekko!

The talk will be held over Zoom. $10 for ASHM, FASDV, and Fabric Workshop Museum members and $15 for nonmembers.