Jil Sander

  • Jil Sander

    IF MODERNISM CAN STILL BE called a period style like, say, Rococo or Victorianism, it is paradoxically inspired by the attempt to avoid all references to the past. For example, minimalism in fashion is concise, logical, practical: reduced to the elementary. But modernity is also a literal will to leave the ground, a will that materialized in New York as it did in the great medieval cathedrals. Think of Frank Gehry in Bilbao, where he created a museum in the highly elastic shape of glittering fish. Or Herzog & de Meuron’s new VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein, Germany, which heaps one traditional house