Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Maria Luck Szanto Designs at the V&A

Having enjoyed Sandy Black's talk about Maria Luck Szanto at the Knitting History Forum, I realised that I had been lucky enough to see a Barbara dress during a visit to the V&A stores a few years ago. Although the dress appears seamless, Sandy explained that many of the Szanto designs were hand knitted in several pieces, sometimes by different knitters, then expertly grafted together in the workshop. I was very taken with this dress and would gladly have worn it straight away! My photos are of the dress lying flat, but this link to the V&A collections shows the dress on a model.
Barbara Dress cross over back

Barbara Dress front panel

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