Manifesto IIPosted: April 29, 2012
Futurist Manifesto of Women’s Fashion by Volt (1920) is also worth a mention. Among the crazy ideas are some gems of wisdom:
“A great poet or painter must take over the dictatorship of all the great women’s fashion houses. Fashion is an art, like architecture and music. A dress that is ingeniously conceived and well executed has the same value as a fresco by Michelangelo or a Madonna by Titian.”
“We will create illusionistic, sarcastic, sonorous, loud, deadly, and explosive attire: gowns that trigger surprises and transformations, outfitted with springs, stingers, camera lenses, electric currents, reflectors, perfumed sprays, fireworks, chemical preparations, and thousands of gadgets fit to play the most wicked tricks and disconcerting pranks on maladroit suitors and sentimental fools.”
”One hundred new revolutionary materials will riot in the piazza, demanding to be admitted into the making of womanly clothes. We fling open wide the doors of the fashion ateliers to paper, cardboard, glass, tinfoil, aluminum, ceramic, rubber, fish skin, burlap, oakum, hemp, gas, growing plants, and living animals.
Every woman will be a walking synthesis of the universe.”