by admin on June 7, 2011

gustave klimt (1862-1918)

edgar miller detail

after learning that frank lloyd wright (and, i gather, other architects) regularly designed dresses for their clients, esme has been trying to imagine what sort of gown edgar miller, architect for the exotic early 20th century buildings the noirs saw in chicago, would have designed if he had designed gowns!

his buildings are full of intricate detail, including colorful inlaid tile, stained glass, asymmetrical brick work, twists and turns and nooks and crannies.  esme was brushing her teeth one day when she had a vision:  gustav klimt!  have you seen his paintings of women in flowing, colorful gowns that look like mosaics?  edgar miller in paint!  or, klimt in fabric!   with today’s breaking wave of caftan-wearing fashionistas, such gowns would fit right it!

so all you budding fashion designers—take your mark, get set , go!!! design me a miller/klimt caftan in sparkling mosaic fabric with threads of gold.  perhaps i won’t need my little cocktail dress after all!

just imagining,



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