Kulturen i Lund, Sweden
15 jJune, 2019 – 23 February, 2020
With her own department at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, the front pages of the world’s leading fashion magazines and sold collection at Harrods in London Katja of Sweden – Katja Geiger – was Sweden’s first internationally renowned fashion designer. Trend sensitive and purposeful, she broke with the passage of narrow feminine ideal, and went her own way.
2020 Katja Geiger would have turned 100 years. The exhibition accentuates her color and pattern rich design, and captures the zeitgeist of the 1960s and 1970s.
The exhibition contrasts the austere black and white against the colored playful. Blending Katja’s clothing and shoes with newsreel and fashion photographs by Claes Lewenhaupt and Georg Oddner.