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Flannery O’Conner becomes an unlikely fashion icon at Andalusia Farm exhibit

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Flannery O’Conner becomes an unlikely fashion icon at Andalusia Farm exhibit

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Flannery O'Connor
Photograph by Joe McTyre

“Fashion icon” is most likely not the very first phrase that advances in your thoughts whenever you consider eccentric author Flannery O’Connor. But O’Connor’s mother, Regina, would be a gifted seamstress who made numerous her daughter’s clothes, along with a descriptive focus on fashion and attire are visible in O’Connor’s fiction. The Andalusia Farm exhibit Flannery and Fashion at Mid-Century (through November 1) includes this photograph of the dress produced by Regina, which O’Connor used when she was photographed for any newspaper story around the tenth anniversary of her first novel, Wise Bloodstream.

This short article initially made an appearance within our August 2015 issue.

 

 

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