“Styles That Really Startle”: The “New Art” and Fashions of 1913

New-York Historical Society
Sep 23, 2013 4:55PM

In 1913, the impact of the “New Art” was felt beyond the confines of the New York’s 69th Regiment Armory.  In March 1913, one journalist reported, “disconcerting news comes from Paris. The arbiters of fashion have become inoculated with the futurist germ…Hence they are going to embody those strange artistic ideas into millinery and dressmaking art.”


Harvey Peake, “Why Not Let the Cubists and Futurists Design the Spring Fashions?,” New York World, March 16, 1913. American Newspaper Repository, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University

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