What We Are Reading Today: Mondrian’s Dress

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Authors: Nancy J. Troy and Ann Marguerite Tartsinis

When Dutch artist Piet Mondrian painted thick black rectilinear lines in a geometric abstraction, made up of blocked parts filled with white, saturated yellow, vibrant red and rectangles of blue in the 1920s and ‘30s, nobody could have anticipated that decades later, in the ‘60s, celebrated couturier Yves Saint Laurent would posthumously adapt the distinct — and perhaps restricted — design into wearable art that would be as recognizable in 2023.

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