Christie’s Highlights Molly Goddard in Literature-Themed Exhibit – WWD


Christie’s will highlight the works of fashion designer Molly Goddard in the upcoming ‘The Art of Literature’ exhibition.

From Monday to June 15, the exhibition at Christie’s King Street will present a selection of works inspired by literature through the ages, in categories such as 19th, 20th and 21st century art, Islamic art, books and manuscripts, old masters and decorative art. They will be featured alongside looks from Goddard’s Fall 2019 collection, inspired by Thomas Hardy’s novel “Tess of the d’Urbervilles.”

The British fashion designer said these tulle looks aimed to be frivolous and fabulous, but also strong, tough and resilient – ​​not just to survive but to thrive.

“Hardy paints an incredible picture of the English landscape and the seasons in ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’. The collection was definitely about being wrapped up against time physically and metaphorically. The pieces included in the exhibition are a very good representation of what we do best, which is to take simple designs and turn them into something totally different, using techniques like scrunching and scrunching. hand smocking, or by making them bigger and using unexpected fabrics. ,” she says.

Annabelle Scholar, co-curator of the exhibition, said: “In this cross-category exhibition spanning millennia, we examine how the written word has inspired artists and creatives to create works of art or give new meaning to existing works of art.We are delighted to include these wonderful creations by Molly, pieces which were inspired by a work of literature and ushered in a new era of British fashion.

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