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.
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.