SIA Inspiration: Gerda Wegener

It’s Jen’s turn to pick the inspiration for this week’s SIA, and as she just saw The Danish Girl, she decided to pick the self-portrait of Gerda Wegener (played by Alicia Vikander in the film, a role that earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, a bit undeserving IMO but that’s neither here nor there):

Wegener was a fascinating character (far more fascinating than her spouse Lili Elbe, I must say, but then again my opinion may be colored by my dislike of Eddie Redmayne’s performance) and this is a beautiful Art Deco portrait, with a lot of details for interpretation – the flounces on her blouse, the skirt, the pearls, even the pattern on the couch she’s sitting on – so this should be a good one. Just remember to send your outfit to Jen (librarianforlifestyle@gmail.com) by next Monday, August 28th!



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