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“Yves St. Laurent knipoogt naar Mondriaan: ‘Abstracte jurken’ in Haags museum” (Yves St. Laurent winks at Mondrian: ‘Abstract dresses’ in The Hague museum), clipping from Utrechts Nieuwsblad, January 13, 1966, p. 9.  Courtesy of the Library, Kunstmuseum Den Haag

Mondrian’s Dress

Center Research Talks

  • Thursday, October 5, 2023
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • West Building Lecture Hall
  • Talks
  • Hybrid
  • Registration Required

Join an in-depth presentation on issues of authorship and (mistaken) identity raised by Yves Saint Laurent’s 1965 series of so-called Mondrian dresses.

Nancy J. Troy, Kress-Beinecke Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, will examine the galvanizing force of fashion in making Mondrian’s style widely available and instantly recognizable in visual culture from the 1960s to today.