Exhibition “The Art of Literature” by Molly Goddard


Molly Goddard has been a staple of the British runway since 2014, with the designer known worldwide for her ethereal tulle dresses, which have been worn on the red carpet and on screen by actresses Sonam Kapoor, Rosamund Pike and Jodie Comer, among others.
Molly found inspiration in the English countryside as well as classic tales of English literature, in particular Thomas Hardy’s novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Molly explained that these looks aimed to be frivolous and fabulous while being strong, tough and resilient – ​​to thrive rather than just survive. All-weather tulle was paired with utilitarian accessories inspired by Thomas Hardy’s ill-fated 19th-century British heroine, Tess Durbeyfield.
Christie’s announces that “The Art of Literature Exhibition” will include fashion from Molly Goddard, a designer whose creative inspiration comes from a variety of sources, including the work of author Thomas Hardy. “The Auction Highlights” will feature a selection of artistic masterpieces inspired by literature across the ages, as well as looks from Goddard’s Fall/Winter 2019 ready-to-wear collection, inspired by Tess d’Urberville . To discover at Christie’s King Street in St James’s from June 6th to 15th.
Goddard comments: “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 hand smocking, or by making them bigger and using unexpected fabrics. .”
Annabelle Scholar, co-curator, comments: “We are delighted to include these wonderful creations by Molly in ‘The Art of Literature Exhibition’, pieces inspired by a work of literature and which ushered in a new era. British fashion. In this cross-category exhibition spanning three 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. (IANSlife)

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