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Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Einstein on clothes


Dressed by mother

The world, or rather a highly exclusive part of it, had to come to Einstein if it wanted an audience. And come it did. The most famous names of the era, like Max Planck, Rabindranath Tagore, Heinrich Mann, Chaim Weizmann and Käthe Kollwitz, made the pilgrimage to Caputh to see Einstein, and some were shocked to find him warmly greeting them barefoot and in his sailing shirt. (When Elsa Einstein complained about his informality, Einstein said, "If they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, they can look in my closet.")

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3 comments:

greying pixie said...

Well, I wish his mother had made me an outfit like that. It's utterly chic and, I imagine, beautifully hand crafted. I love the buttons and bow. All it needs is an old style Chanel handbag and black Ferragamo ballet pumps!

Caity said...

And as I tell everyone: If you wanna see me, come over anytime. If you want to see my house, make a booking. (I sew, I don't clean.)

Anonymous said...

Thank for sharing:D

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