Dress, John Kloss, about 1966

Dress, John Kloss, about 1966

Dress
John Kloss (1937-1987)
about 1966
New York, United States of America
Cotton
Lent by Marit Allen
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

New York designer John Kloss shared his friend Ossie Clark's interest in the optical and graphic effects of colour and pattern, but he also drew much inspiration from contemporary abstract painting. When Saint Laurent's 'Mondrian' collection appeared in 1965, the New York Times claimed that Kloss had achieved the same effect two years previously.