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The exhibition Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag, which takes visitors through the aesthetic transformation that textile design and dress undertook in post war Britain, is now nearly over. If you can, catch it before it closes on August 9. jacgroag_edit Czech born Groag, had already been designing fabrics for Parisian fashion houses such as Chanel, Lanvin and Paul Poiret, when in 1939, due to the outbreak of war, she immigrated with her husband Jacques Groag to the U.K. The ending of the war was a chance to celebrate colour and pattern again and openly feel joyous and this is reflected in the textiles of the era. Of which, Groag's were particularly sophisticated and hardly look out of date today. GroagSoldierssmall "Groag’s work contributed to Britain’s spirit of renewal and defined the popular “contemporary” style." Visit this exhibition to see her original drawings and designs for textiles both in the home and wardrobe. The body of work on display shows a remarkable corner of decorative design. On until August 9 www.phxart.org Ellman Fashion Design Gallery Pheonix Art Museum Pheonix, AZ 85004-1685  


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