Fashion

Sonia Delaunay (1885 - 1979)

A painter and textile designer, she worked alongside her husband, Robert, on the concept of simultaneous colours highlighting pure tones and geometric forms. In the 1920s, she applied these researches to textile and to dresses rapidly adopted by avant-garde women. Her printed materials later, highly inspired Fernand Léger or even Jasper Johns.

Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample, 1929, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample, 1929, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Bathing Suits, ca. 1929
Sonia Delaunay, Bathing Suits, ca. 1929
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dress (La Robe Simultanée), 1913
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dress (La Robe Simultanée), 1913
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dress (Three Women, Forms, Colours), 1925, Oil on canvas, 146 x 114 cm, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dress (Three Women, Forms, Colours), 1925, Oil on canvas, 146 x 114 cm, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Lubov Tchernicheva in the ballet Cleopatra, Costumes by Sonia Delaunay, 1918
Lubov Tchernicheva in the ballet Cleopatra, Costumes by Sonia Delaunay, 1918
Sonia Delaunay, Design 253, France, 1928-1930, gouache, ink and pencil on paper, Private collection
Sonia Delaunay, Design 253, France, 1928-1930, gouache, ink and pencil on paper, Private collection
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dress (Robe Simultanée) and Simultaneous Car (Voiture Simultanée), illustration by George Lepape for Vogue, 1925
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dress (Robe Simultanée) and Simultaneous Car (Voiture Simultanée), illustration by George Lepape for Vogue, 1925
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (producted by Metz&Co, France), 1930-1931, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (producted by Metz&Co, France), 1930-1931, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay by Germain Krull, 1926
Sonia Delaunay by Germain Krull, 1926
Sonia Delaunay, Court Shoes, 1925, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Court Shoes, 1925, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Design B53, France, 1924, gouache on paper, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Design B53, France, 1924, gouache on paper, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay draped in one of her own creation, 1923
Sonia Delaunay draped in one of her own creation, 1923
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Sonia Delaunay, Costume for the ballet Cleopatra, 1918
Sonia Delaunay, Costume for the ballet Cleopatra, 1918
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dress (Robe Simultanée), 1924, pastel and ink on paper
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dress (Robe Simultanée), 1924, pastel and ink on paper
Ernö Goldfinger in Sonia Delaunay Pyjamas, 1950s
Ernö Goldfinger in Sonia Delaunay Pyjamas, 1950s
Sonia Delaunay in her studio at the Boulevard Malesherbes in Paris, photographed by  Germaine Krull, 1925
Sonia Delaunay in her studio at the Boulevard Malesherbes in Paris, photographed by Germaine Krull, 1925
Sonia Delaunay, Variation on Design 1355, 1934, gouache on paper, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Variation on Design 1355, 1934, gouache on paper, Private Collection
Jacques Catelain in Le Vertige, directed by Marcel L'Herbier, Peignoir by Sonia Delaunay, 1926
Jacques Catelain in Le Vertige, directed by Marcel L'Herbier, Peignoir by Sonia Delaunay, 1926
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample, 1924, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample, 1924, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Sonia Delaunay and two friends at her husband's atelier, 1924
Sonia Delaunay and two friends at her husband's atelier, 1924
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample, 1927, Private Collection

Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample, 1927, Private Collection

Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dress (Robes Simultanées) and Simultaneous Car (Voiture Simultanée), 1925
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dress (Robes Simultanées) and Simultaneous Car (Voiture Simultanée), 1925
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 56 x 38 cm
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 56 x 38 cm
Sonia Delaunay by André Villiers, 1971
Sonia Delaunay by André Villiers, 1971
Sonia Delaunay, Dress, ca. 1930, Palais Galliera, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Dress, ca. 1930, Palais Galliera, Paris
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (gouache on fabric), 1924, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (gouache on fabric), 1924, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (producted by Metz&Co, France), 1932-1933, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (producted by Metz&Co, France), 1932-1933, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (block-printed silk velvet, silk crêpe de chine), 1928
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (block-printed silk velvet, silk crêpe de chine), 1928
Lubov Tchernicheva in the ballet Cleopatra, Costumes by Sonia Delaunay, 1918
Lubov Tchernicheva in the ballet Cleopatra, Costumes by Sonia Delaunay, 1918
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (block-printed cotton), 1927, Musée de l’Impression sur Étoffes in Mulhouse, France
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (block-printed cotton), 1927, Musée de l’Impression sur Étoffes in Mulhouse, France
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (producted by Metz&Co, France), 1929-1930, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (producted by Metz&Co, France), 1929-1930, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, 1920s
Sonia Delaunay, 1920s
Sonia Delaunay, Beach Set (Bag), ca. 1928
Sonia Delaunay, Beach Set (Bag), ca. 1928
Sonia Delaunay, Beach Set (Parasol), ca. 1928
Sonia Delaunay, Beach Set (Parasol), ca. 1928
Sonia Delaunay, Abstraction Geometrique, 1960, silk screen on fabric, wood frame, 213 x 150 x 3 cm
Sonia Delaunay, Abstraction Geometrique, 1960, silk screen on fabric, wood frame, 213 x 150 x 3 cm
Sonia Delaunay, Car Driver Hats, 1924-1926, Palais Galliera, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Car Driver Hats, 1924-1926, Palais Galliera, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Couverture de Berceau, 1911, fabric on wood frame, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Couverture de Berceau, 1911, fabric on wood frame, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Sonia Delaunay, 1924
Sonia Delaunay, 1924
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (producted by Metz&Co, France), 1934, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (producted by Metz&Co, France), 1934, Private Collection
Still from Le P’tit Parigot directed by René Le Somptier, Costumes by Sonia Delaunay, 1926
Still from Le P’tit Parigot directed by René Le Somptier, Costumes by Sonia Delaunay, 1926
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Sonia Delaunay, Beachwears, 1928
Sonia Delaunay, Beachwears, 1928
Sonia Delaunay, Bathing Suit, 1924-1925, Musée de l’Impression sur Étoffes in Mulhouse, France
Sonia Delaunay, Bathing Suit, 1924-1925, Musée de l’Impression sur Étoffes in Mulhouse, France
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (gouache on fabric), 1948, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (gouache on fabric), 1948, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Costume Design for Cleopatra, 1918, watercolor, metallic paint and graphite on paper, 47 x 32.7 cm
Sonia Delaunay, Costume Design for Cleopatra, 1918, watercolor, metallic paint and graphite on paper, 47 x 32.7 cm
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dresses (Robes Simultanées), 1925
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dresses (Robes Simultanées), 1925
Sonia Delaunay, Portugese Market, 1915, oil and wax on canvas, 90,5 x 90,5 cm, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Sonia Delaunay, Portugese Market, 1915, oil and wax on canvas, 90,5 x 90,5 cm, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Sonia Delaunay, Coat, ca. 1925
Sonia Delaunay, Coat, ca. 1925
Sonia Delaunay, Design 100-6, France, 1934-1936, gouache on paper, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Design 100-6, France, 1934-1936, gouache on paper, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Petite Automne, 1938-1971, aubusson tapestry, 170,2 x 125,7 cm, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Petite Automne, 1938-1971, aubusson tapestry, 170,2 x 125,7 cm, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Coat, ca. 1926
Sonia Delaunay, Coat, ca. 1926
Sonia Delaunay, Button, 1925
Sonia Delaunay, Button, 1925
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Sonia Delauny, Textile Sample, 1925-1927, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Sonia Delauny, Textile Sample, 1925-1927, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Sonia Delaunay, Bathing Suit, ca. 1928, Palais Galliera, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Bathing Suit, ca. 1928, Palais Galliera, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Dress, 1925-1928, Palais Galliera, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Dress, 1925-1928, Palais Galliera, Paris
Still from Le P’tit Parigot directed by René Le Somptier, Costumes by Sonia Delaunay, 1926
Still from Le P’tit Parigot directed by René Le Somptier, Costumes by Sonia Delaunay, 1926
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (gouache on fabric), 1924, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (gouache on fabric), 1924, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Le Bal Bullier, 1913, oil on canvas, 97 x 390 cm, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Le Bal Bullier, 1913, oil on canvas, 97 x 390 cm, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Sonia Delaunay, Skirt, ca. 1926
Sonia Delaunay, Skirt, ca. 1926
Still from the Play The Gas Heart by Tristan Tzara at the Theatre Michel in Paris, Costumes by Sonia Delaunay, 1923
Still from the Play The Gas Heart by Tristan Tzara at the Theatre Michel in Paris, Costumes by Sonia Delaunay, 1923
Sonia Delaunay, Femme au paravent, 1969, lithography, 56 x 42 cm
Sonia Delaunay, Femme au paravent, 1969, lithography, 56 x 42 cm
Sonia Delaunay, Coat (made for Gloria Swanson), 1923-1924, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Coat (made for Gloria Swanson), 1923-1924, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Coat (made for Gloria Swanson), 1923-1924, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Coat (made for Gloria Swanson), 1923-1924, Private Collection
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Sonia Delaunay Store, 1920s
Sonia Delaunay Store, 1920s
Sonia Delauney, Silk Scarf, 1926
Sonia Delauney, Silk Scarf, 1926
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (producted by Metz&Co, France), 1928-1930, Private Collection
Sonia Delaunay, Textile Sample (producted by Metz&Co, France), 1928-1930, Private Collection
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Sonia Delaunay, Robe poème no. 1328, France, 1923, watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Sonia Delaunay, Robe poème no. 1328, France, 1923, watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Lubov Tchernicheva in the ballet Cleopatra, Costume by Sonia Delaunay, 1918
Lubov Tchernicheva in the ballet Cleopatra, Costume by Sonia Delaunay, 1918
Sonia Delaunay, Jeu D'enfants, ca. 1970, woven wool, 189 x 157 cm
Sonia Delaunay, Jeu D'enfants, ca. 1970, woven wool, 189 x 157 cm
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Illustration from Sonia Delaunay : Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, 1925, pochoir and relief process, 38 x 55.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
Illustration for Sonia Delaunay ; Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, Paris 1925
Illustration for Sonia Delaunay ; Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, Paris 1925
Illustration for Sonia Delaunay ; Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, Paris 1925
Illustration for Sonia Delaunay ; Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanés, Ses Modes, Paris 1925
Sonia Delaunay, 1923
Sonia Delaunay, 1923
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