The Museum Shop kicks off a month-long pop-up shop on Saturday, Nov. 4, featuring the wearable art of New York–based designer Margot Rozanska. Her timeless, comfortable creations are made from handpainted textiles and are the perfect addition to your holiday wardrobe, or make dresses you have new again. The shop will serve complimentary cocktails and coffee on launch day from 11am to 2pm.
“I thought her one-of-a-kind designs make a perfect pairing with Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West,” says retail manager Cori Mackie, who is always looking for merchandise that complements and enhances the museum’s exhibitions.
Born in Moscow, Rozanska is the daughter of a former Polish diplomat. She began her career in Poland mainly as an illustrator and won several awards for her children’s art in Europe, where her work has been exhibited extensively. Rozanska arrived in New York in December, 1981 as a tourist. When a political snafu stalled plans to return home, she decided to stay in America where she had a successful graphic design career before turning her talents to fashion in 1998. Her signature look is rooted in comfortable, classic shapes and tactile fabrics that envelop, not encase, the body. Her sophisticated color palettes, exquisite hand painting and hand finishing details, bring true art into her product design. All of these elements equate to a mix of elegance and what she likes to term “ complicated simplicity.” Prices start at $500.