A selection of textiles donated to the MAK from the estate of Berta Rudofsky (1905–1988) provide an opportunity to trace her life with the architect, designer, and cultural theorist Bernard Rudofsky. The latter curated the first fashion exhibition at the New York MoMA in 1944, was successful as a cultural and fashion theorist, and active as a textile, sandal, and fashion designer. Berta herself also sometimes transformed her husband’s textile ideas into reality. The exhibition focuses, among other things, on parallels and differences between Berta’s personal wardrobe and Bernard’s designs and theories. 

Lara Steinhäußer, Curator, MAK Textiles and Carpets Collection

MAK Forum