She pioneered and supported the use of swimsuits with patterns.
but she was also a painter and a textiles designer!
You may have heard of her husband Robert Delaunay?
She cut back on her painting after ww1 to the 1960s cos of the need to support her family after her income from Russia was cut off by the Revolution.
Yes she was another one of those fabulous Russian Jewish artists / designers who moved to France or Germany first to study and then to settle.
Want to read more about her work ? Try this excellent book!
COLOR MOVES: ART AND FASHION BY
SONIA DELAUNAY 2011
matteo de Leeuw-de monti and petra timmers