Andy Warhol once said “Fashion is more art, than art is”. An interesting quote from the list of quotes published on my blog. Below, I am presenting some examples of when artworks influenced fashion.
An impressionist landscape painting by Claude Monet or an abstract dripping painting by Jackson Pollock: many fashion designers are inspired by notable paintings and let the art flow into their designs. Here are some works of art which inspired Jean Paul Gaultier, Christopher Kane and Co.!
Christopher Kane inspired by Egon Schiele, 1913
Fall / Winter 2016 collection
Balmain inspired by Ian Davenport
The pantsuit from the S / S 2015 collection by Balmain could also have been designed by the British artist Ian Davenport. The acrylic image “Black Jazz” by Ian Davenport is from the year 2010.
Dolce & Gabbana inspired by the apse mosaic of St. Agnes
For their F / W 2014 collection, the designer duo Dolce & Gabbana was inspired by ancient Roman mosaics. The apse mosaic of Saint Agnes from the 7th century can be admired in the “Sant’Agnese fuori le mura” church in Rome.
Emilio Pucci inspired by Claude Monet
Whether Italian fashion designer Emilio Pucci was inspired by Claude Monet’s S / S 2015 collection? The oil painting of Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny is from 1900.
Jean Paul Gaultier inspired by Robert Delaunay
Lindsey Wixson wore colorful silk trousers in the S / S 2013 collection by Jean Paul Gaultier, reminding us of the famous window paintings of the French painter Robert Delaunay.
Marchesa inspired by Rembrandt
The oil painting “Portrait of a Boy” by the Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn dates back to 1634. The outfit from the 2014 F / W collection reminded Marchesa of the little boy from the painting.
Bottega Veneta inspired by Jackson Pollock
Through his drip paintings, the painter Jackson Pollock was praised – 2006 painting “No. 5” from 1948 was sold for a record amount of $ 140 million. The print on the Bottega Veneta dress from the F / W 2013 collection reminds of Jackson Pollock’s painting “No. 32” from 1950.
Yves Saint Laurent inspired by Piet Mondrian
Piet Mondrian’s famous lattice compositions in the primary colors red, yellow and blue as well as the non-colors black and white have already been copied thousands of times. The fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was inspired by the paintings of the Dutch artist and brought out a complete “The Mondrian Collection” in 1965.
Versace inspired by Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol’s screen prints are legendary – whether Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor or the Campbell’s Soup Cans – everyone knows the artwork of the American artist. In the S / S 2004 collection by Versace, model Karolína Kurková wore a top inspired by Andy Warhol’s silkscreen prints.
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