Every month, I profile an artist who inspires my own art,
in several segments.
I was inspired by Madam Meow’s post to write about Edward Gorey as a fashion designer. It’s a way of viewing Gorey’s work that doesn’t occur to most, but once I saw Madam Meow’s article, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
From the Victorian Era through the Roaring Twenties and into the glamorous Thirties, Gorey had an excellent understanding of historical fashion. Not only does he portray the fashions accurately, he’s very creative in his designs. He won a Tony award for his costume designs in 1977 for Dracula; he gave the characters 1930s-era outfits.
Below are some very well-dressed Gorey people, arranged in (roughly) chronological order.
Thanks for reading about Edward Gorey this month! He was super prolific and it was difficult to pare down everything I wanted to post.