Thursday, May 5, 2016

Stitching History

     Hedy Strnad  did not survive the shoah, but her sketches did . These sketches were sent to relatives in America in hopes that it would help her find a job in the United States and to escape the Nazis.  6o years later these letters and sketches were found again by their relatives in Milwaukee and then donated to the Jewish Historical Society in Milwaukee. In 2014 the museum worked with the Milwaukee repertory theater  to reproduce these dresses and have a fashion show. These dresses are exquisite. Such creativity was lost. Imagine how  much more creative and beautiful the world would be if these people had not been murdered.

Green Lantern

A vision in green

Hedy original

fashion plate

Hedy's sketches

Hedy's original

 Though I have included many photos, nothing beats seeing these creations in person. You won't regret it.

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