Yesterday, I had a chance to lose myself over my lunch hour at the special Marimekko exhibit at the Canadian Textile Museum. Bolts and samples from 50s, 60s, and 70s were on display. For most of my visit, I had the exhibition to myself – what a treat.
There were also some garments on display.
The exhibit is a “retrospective look” at Marimekko’s Finnish origins and the designer’s introduction to North America. Here is an interesting tidbit, in 1960, Jackie Kennedy was photographed in a cover of Sports Illustrated in a Marimekko dress which gave the brand instant popularity in America. Great fabric, simple lines – the rest is history.