A special and large segment of Milena Pavlović Barilli’s work is fashion, which she has been dealing with since her school days until her last years in New York. In the early school period, along with paintings, she also made a series of drawings and watercolors of fashion creations of exceptional grace and elegance.

The dress model from 1926 is characterized by a subtle linear stylization. It is a dress for Charleston, a lively dance in jazz rhythm, popular in the 1920s. Due to the pronounced protrusion of the legs, it is wide at the bottom. An interesting detail is that in the rich decoration of this dress, she found inspiration in the rich treasury of Tutankhamun’s tomb, which was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. The whole world at that time was amazed and inspired by this discovery. You can see the model of the dress as Milena’s original sketch in watercolor at the exhibition “Milena Pavlović Barilli – Life and Dreams”.

Pin It on Pinterest