NY Fashion Week Spring 2012: Catherine Malandrino Reissues Famous Flag Dress

Bergdorf Goodman displays patriotic style by Catherine Malandrino.

NEW YORK—The iconic American flag dress by Catherine Malandrino is featured in Bergdorf Goodman’s Fifth Avenue window. The re-issue of the $450 silk shirt dress coincides with the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11.

The dress was included in the “Fashion and Politics” exhibit at the Museum at FIT in 2009.

A July 16, 2009, blog post about the exhibit on the French designer’s website stated:

“Catherine Malandrino’s Flag Dress is presented in the introductory gallery of the exhibit, with the theme ‘American Nationalism.’ The Flag Dress embodies the American spirit and was worn by many celebrities and socialites to express patriotism after 9/11. It was also re-launched in 2008 in response to the Obama presidential campaign. The dress has a diverse nature that transcends time, allowing all women to express their individuality in the American spirit.”

All photos by Arts Observer

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