Mondrian – shift dress
Following the example of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent in 1965, Michael Barnaart designed in 2011 the Mondrian dress with the cooperation of Gemeentemuseum The Hague, the museum wth the largest collection Mondrians in the world.
This design is a tribute to Piet Mondrian (Amersfoort, March 7 1872 – New York, February 1 1944). In this dress some black lines do not run all the way to the edge, as in the work of Mondrian also be seen. The straight (shift) silhouette ensures a comfortable fit. This dress is cream white with black, blue and deep red.
In 2014, the Centraal Museum in Utrecht purchased the Mondrian dress and exhibited the dress with different furniture designed by Gerrit Rietveld (Utrecht, 24 juni 1888 – Utrecht, 25 juni 1964).
From October 2016 till February 2017 the Mondrian dress of Michael Barnaart van Bergen will be on display in the exhibition The Vulgar in the Barbican, London. The exhibition will also be populated with pieces from Schiaparelli, Madame Grès, Maison Martin Margiela, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood, Walter van beirendock, Karl Lagerfeld for Chloé, Stephen Jones, Dior and Chanel. This exhibition will tour after its London presentation.
The Mondrian dress is also available in the museum shop of the Gemeentemuseum and Centraal Museum.
The model is 174 cm tall and wears size 38.
Wash at 30 degrees. Remove the pin before washing.
Because of the comfortable fit it is easy to put the dress on without zipper or other closing.
Dutch design: designed and produced in The Netherlands.