14 March 2012
If Sonia Delaunay were still alive she would be 127 years old. She did her best things in the first three decades of the 20th century, and yet they look as if they were done today. Paintings and watercolors, patterns for fabrics and fashion sketches that sweep away specious distinctions between artwork and process, between commitment and popularization, between technique and concept. And, as I had already begun to suspect during Milan Fashion Week as I made my way from exhibition openings to fashion shows, when I found myself inside her Atelier Simultané, at the Fondazione Marconi, I have been completely overthrown by the confirmation that where talent is concerned, there are no categories. Just talent, in fact.