Alexandra Lange
Architecture & design critic
May 25

Sisterhood of the Varjo Dress

Design critic Alexandra Lange will give a virtual talk going beyond the aesthetic elements of Marimekko clothing by exploring the meaning their designs had for feminist icons.

In this talk, inspired by her 2017 New Yorker article “Jane Jacobs, Georgia O’Keeffe, and the Power of the Marimekko Dress,” Lange will offer a history of the artists, writers, and designers who chose Marimekko as their uniform from the 1960s onwards, describing how the dress designs aligned with their cultural politics and expanding opportunities for women.

6:30PM ET. This is a virtual event, tickets available here

Originally published in American Swedish Historical Museum