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Reinterpretation of a Woman's Dress designed in 1952

Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923–2015) Interpreted by Francisco Costa (Brazilian (active America), born 1964) Made by Calvin Klein Collection, a brand of Calvin Klein, Inc. New York
In 1952, artist Ellsworth Kelly created Red Yellow Blue White, a set of panels made from brightly dyed cotton. He then asked his friend Anne Weber to sew the leftover fabric into a dress banded with color, a way, he said, "of getting color off the wall and having it walk around the room." While the original dress survives only in a photograph, Kelly reinterpreted his design in 2013 in collaboration with Francisco Costa, creative director of Calvin Klein. The resulting modernized color-block sheath, produced in a limited edition, merges art and fashion.

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