Bread and Roses: 

Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers

February 8, 2018—May 20, 2018

The 2018 Winter Show is twofold with more of Redoute’s  masterful work with roses, including bouquets, in Choix Roses: les deux; and a homage to early gender politics by looking at Rose Schneiderman, a socialist, feminist, and organizer in Bread and Roses:  Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers.


Rose said, “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." encouraging all of us to think beyond just survival, which Rose termed a “poverty of Imagination”, and to believe we can have cultural experiences too.  Rose worked to empower workers to fight for their right to art, music, moments in nature and other areas which Rose felt, and science is now proving, are needed to retain health, prosperity of creativity and to spur innovation always needed to move culture and society forward.  With that in mind Galaudet Gallery intends to push the boundaries of imagination by displaying alongside Rodoute’s roses fashion illustrations by fashion designers like Betsy Johnson, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld in Bread and Roses.

Chanel 1922

Pen and Wash Drawing

by Karl Lagerfeld

"bread and roses" as part of a labor movement speech

Rose was speaking to a group of labor union supporters who were primarily wealthy women when she used an idea of having more then sustenance to work for

What the woman who labors wants is the right to live, not simply exist — the right to life as the rich woman has the right to life, and the sun and music and art. You have nothing that the humblest worker has not a right to have also. The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too. Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with.

Galaudet Gallery agrees with these statements and believes all should enjoy art.  They offer wonderful art at different price points so that everyone can enjoy artworks in their homes.  


Russian Peasant 5

Pen and Pencil Drawing

by Yves Saint Laurent

Bread and Roses:  Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers


The Girl Who Lived in the Tree 

Pencil Drawing

by Alexander McQueen