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

Flannery and Fashion at Mid-Century runs through November 1
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Flannery O'Connor
Collection of Andalusia Farm
Flannery O'Connor
Photograph by Joe McTyre

“Fashion icon” is probably not the first phrase that leaps to mind when you think of eccentric writer Flannery O’Connor. But O’Connor’s mother, Regina, was a talented seamstress who made a number of her daughter’s clothes, and a descriptive attention to fashion and attire can be seen in O’Connor’s fiction. The Andalusia Farm exhibit Flannery and Fashion at Mid-Century (through November 1) includes this photograph of a dress made by Regina, which O’Connor wore when she was photographed for a newspaper story on the 10th anniversary of her first novel, Wise Blood.

This article originally appeared in our August 2015 issue.

 

 

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