Laura Kriesch. Child’s embroidered bodice. 1903
The radical socialism that informed the Gödöllő artists’ pronouncements on modern design was also reflected in their unconventional dress and lifestyle, which included vegetarianism, nude bathing, and sleeping outdoors. Artistic dress in Budapest, as in other progressive centers, was designed to allow for freedom of movement, liberating young bodies from the tyranny of tight-fitting, elaborately tailored clothes. This bodice was designed and made by Laura Kriesch for her daughter, who can be seen wearing it in the photograph displayed on the wall above.
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