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There's an article from 1995 ("Fitting Rooms: The Dress Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright" by Carma Gorman in Winterthur Portfolio) with the following quote:Iowegian63 wrote:Somewhere along the way I've read or heard that Wright designed dresses for client's wives. Has any one seen images or drawings or these dresses? Or is this just an urban legend?
I have the book mentioned in the quote, and a couple of others that I think would be good sources of the truth, so I'll take a peek and report back.David Hanks, author of one of the few works on Frank Lloyd Wright that mentions the architect's costume designs at all, stated in The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright that "Wright's concern for the the detail required by an organic architecture even occasionally led him to design dresses for his wife and clients." This commonsense view - that the dresses were created to satisfy Wright's desire for total aesthetic unity - is one that seems to be generally held despite the dearth of literature on the dresses."
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"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright
The dresses we have at Cedar Rock were donated back to the site after Mrs. Agnes Walter's passing. I do not know of any that were designed by Wright. I have heard of Wright creating dresses for clients, but it seemed like that was earlier in his career.
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