Designed by Caroline Reboux / Wrap / 1920sDesigned by Caroline Reboux

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Creator Name: Reboux, Caroline
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: French, 1835 - 1927
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Caroline Reboux
Title: Wrap
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1920
Creation End Date: 1929
Creation Date: 1920s
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Outerwear-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: silk, amber
Dimensions: L. at center front 47 in. (119.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: CI 52.5.2
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Isabel Shults, 1952

Giant paratriangles of color form a cape with deliberate historical references. Multicolored capes began during or before the time of Old Testament Joseph; Reboux's color is purposely constrained. She achieved the crucial shape of the triangle - Brancusi's 'Bird in Space' is also a triangle - for the cape on the body. Laid flat, the cape is of a slightly irregular and ungainly shape, but Reboux has us direct our reading to the configuration on the body and not on the plane.

AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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