The exhibition, based on my original MA thesis, invites visitors to go on a journey through the fantastical world of fashion designer Lea Gottlieb (1918-2012). Her artistic approach and unique creative process revolutionized swimwear design and placed her company, Gottex, at the pinnacle of the international luxury market. The exhibition features extant garments and bathing suits, textiles, original sketches, and archival prints which showcase the dazzlingly rich visual vocabulary that became her hallmark in a career spanning over half a century.
The New York Times – The Swimsuit Empress
Tablet Magazine – The High Fashion Of Gottex Swimwear
The Jewish Week – In The Swim, Gottex Style
Forward – What’s Under Your Fashion Exhibit?
My Blue Print – What’s Under Your Pareo? Unraveling the Work of Lea Gottlieb
Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, NY (2014) - Curator