The America Windows by Marc Chagall were completed in 1977 and were a gift from the artist directly to the Art Institute of Chicago. While in town for the unveiling of his mosaic The Four Seasons, he heard the museum was dedicating a gallery to him and he was so grateful he offered to make these windows for the gallery. During the express talk, we were asked what we noticed first about the windows or what struck us. Answers included the striking color of blue, the sense of calm, the representation of the arts, and the way objects seem to float. For me, it was the representation of literature. Since starting this blog I see more and more connections between my passion for art, fashion, history and literature. I get goosebumps every time I see these passions overlapping once again.