Eye On Design: Christian Francis Roth, Crayon Dress

crayon dress photo by gail worley
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Humor: That quality in an expression of ideas which appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous; a comic or amusing quality.

Christian Francis Roth brings both wit and flawless workmanship to his designs; as  Roth himself noted, without quality the humor of his fashions would fall flat.

crayon dress photo by gail worley

This Crayon Dress (1990-91), one of a series evoking brightly colored crayons, suggests the freehand of children’s drawings through squiggly lines of color. The intersecting pink and purple sections, whose shapes recall the broad shading achieved with a crayon, are intricately cut, pieced, and stitched, evidence of Roth’s precise execution.

Photographed as Part of the Exhibit America: A Lexicon of Fashion on View at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC Through September 5th, 2022.

crayon dress photo by gail worley

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