Piet Mondrian (1870-1944), considered to be the founder of Modern Art was born and raised in the Netherlands. He is most famous for his Color Block series of paintings. He was also an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement.
I have always loved the Mondrian Dresses of the 1960’s. I imagine that Yves St. Laurent’s homage to Mondrian’s works would have pleased him immensely. The design was so popular after St. Laurent introduced it in 1965 that the imitations sprouted out in many forms from dresses to boots. Some of the imitations were from other pattern companies. In 1966 it seemed that every pattern manufacturer had a version of their own.
I Rifled through my pattern leaflet collection and found the following examples from Vogue, McCall’s Simplicity, and Butterick.
To this day, the Mondrian Dress retains its prestigious spot in fashion history. The sewing patterns continue to be popular when available.
Vogue’s Yves Saint Laurent Mondrian Dresses 1965
Vogue 1556 and 1557
McCall’s 1966 Mondrian Styles
McCall's 8139 McCall's 8131McCall’s 8131 is one of my favorites. I have never come across one.
Butterick Mondrian Style Dresses and Blouses
|Butterick 4170, 4171|
|Butterick 3798, 3886, 3907|
|Simplicity 6384 Matching Daughter Dress 6432|
|Even the littlest girl wasn’t left out!|