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T+L Reports: Finnish Line

Criticized for wearing costly Paris couture during the 1960 U.S. presidential campaign, Jackie Kennedy purchased a stack of inexpensive Marimekko cotton shifts and blouses when she spotted them in a shop on Cape Cod. She was widely photographed in the colorful printed textiles, and the Finnish brand soon gained a following among American women. One of the great success stories in the history of 20th-century design, Marimekko is now the focus of a major retrospective at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in New York City (through February 15). Nearly 180 items—textiles, clothing, children's toys, ceramics, and glassware—showcase the bold, brilliantly colored patterns that Benjamin Thompson, the late American architect and founder of Design Research, once aptly described as "the movement of color in space."
—Michael Z. Wise

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