John Kloss (1937-1987)
New York, United States of America
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.