Avenir Museum Collection Feature: Butterfly Dress

Mr. Blackwell often thought several steps ahead of the industry.  Including pockets in a day dress while not interrupting the design lines is just one example of his forward-thinking design aesthetic. The tie at the neck floats down from the collar mimicking the flutter of a butterfly wing. The angular shape of the tie contrasts with the curvilinear lines of the print reinforcing the bold design lines of the dress.

Read More