Mid 20th Century Paintings & Decorative Arts Gallery Level 2, NGV International
The flat forms of modern garments provided broad panes for extravagant patterns. Textile design became increasingly bold, with technology evolving the potential for textile patterns. The loose cut of this Coat flaunts a fabric of woven golden-stylised flowers over printed naive floral motifs. Tamaris with large Art Deco scarf, 1925 shows Steichen embracing these same aesthetics.