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21 April 2015

Sonia Delaunay manteau para Gloria Swanson

‘Her passion for sewing abstraction into the fabric of everyday life becomes a foray into branding (her signature, and her look, on everything from cushions to headscarves). She needed to make a living for her family, and she did. The embroidered coat made for Gloria Swanson in 1923-4 is a tour de force of flying chevrons in coral, ochre and burnt umber, perfectly tailored to the film star’s body.’ (Guardian)

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