Mod Squad Mode — Lisa Perry’s Limited Edition Photo Op Dresses
Fashion designer Lisa Perry‘s work celebrates 1960s youth culture, with mod shift dresses, tunics, and short-sleeved frocks that recall the by fashion sensibility of mod icon Twiggy. Perry’s pieces often feature oversize flashy floral prints in hippie-ready colors, color-blocking, and retro geometric motifs (from polka dots to squares). Since Perry’s aesthetic nods to the time when Andy Warhol’s Factory (his studio and a popular hangout in NYC’s Greenwich Village nabe) stood as one of the epicenters of musical and artistic output, it’s only fitting that she produce a collection centered on two of the era’s most well-known photographers: Carl Fischer and Nat Finkelstein.
Brooklyn-bred photographer Carl Fischer’s chromogenic print of a diminutive Andy Warhol sinking into an open can of Campbell’s tomato soup is on permanent display at New York City’s MOMA, as do Finkelstein’s timeless Warhol portraits. A selection of these photographers’ images are emblazoned on Perry’s new limited-edition, six-piece collection of A-line cotton twill dresses and jersey tees.
Whether you’re drawn to the vulnerability of Nat Finkelstein’s black-and-white portrait photo of Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick (titled “Edie with Chain”) or the eerie standoffish vibe of the photo capturing Warhol slouching down on a couch, a newspaper plopped on his lap (titled “Andy With A Newspaper”), there’s a leggy pop art-infused dress in the collection to suit your inner ’60s lovechild.
Lisa Perry dresses, $1295 each. Available starting July 1st at the Lisa Perry stores in Madison Avenue (976 Madison Avenue, between 77th and 78th Street) and Sag Harbor (45 Main Street) in New York, as well as at LisaPerry.com