Art and fashion have always been intertwined. Fashion imitating art, art imitating fashion. As Maria’s bio asks: “Can you find art in fashion? Or is art just in fashion?”

Either way, it is always wonderful seeing collages and comparisons between modern fashion and art that has been around many years. It’s quite different from direct inspiration that influences fashion editorials, I find more pleasure in those discovered randomly and I think most of the following stumbled upon these similarities.

These are the people I find that are doing these highlighting extremely well:

Art-lexa Chung is run by two sisters who are obsessed with Alexa Chung – and art, of course. Going through the many comparisons they’ve done with this fashion model and pieces of art, I got a little spooked… because, how? How is this coincidence? I am stunned.

artlexa-chung_01“Blonde Wearing a Lace Collar” by Chantal Joffe (2012) / Alexa Chung by Thomas Schenk for ELLE UK.

artlexa-chung_02“Young Woman in Oriental Garb (La Sultane)” by Édouard Manet (1871) / Alexa in @chloe at Coachella 2015

artlexa-chung_04“Portrait of Baronne Madeleine Deslandes” by Edward Burne-Jones (1895) / Alexa Chung, Valentino SS11 show.

artlexa-chung_05“Girl with a Polka-dot Blouse” by Amedeo Modigliani (1919) / Alexa Chung in Gucci

artlexa-chung_06“Reclining Woman in a White Chemise” by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1909) / Alexa Chung x Fray I.D.

artlexa-chung_08“The South Wind (also known as The Breezy Day)” by Charles Courtney Curran (c.1917) / Alexa Chung at Coachella by Brantley Gutierrez

artlexa-chung_09“Helen Dunham” by John Singer Sargent (1892) / Alexa in Chanel, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014.

artlexa-chung_10“Lady in a Fur Wrap” by El Greco (c.1580) also attributed to Sofonisba Anguissola /Alexa LFW.

artlexa-chung_03“Seated Girl Facing Front” by Egon Schiele (1911) / Alexa Chung for Netaporter, 2011

No matter what comparisons Miss Moss is doing, she does them excellently well – be it finding similarities between street style and food/sweets, between fashion and drama, or between a fashion collection and vintage travel posters. There is no doubt that she is the queen of this. Dig through her archives.

miss-moss-delpozo-009Dancer In A Pink Dress, William James Glackens (1902) / Delpozo Spring 2014 collectionmiss-moss_04Dolce & Gabbana / Vintage Travel Postermiss-moss_05Carl Larsson, “Rouge et Noir”/ Resort 2015 Collection by Tomas Maiermiss-moss_02Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Stockholm Street Stylemiss-moss_03Dolce & Gabbana / Vintage Travel Postermiss-moss-delpozo-001Jacob Axel Gillberg, Nydia The Flower Girl / Delpozo Spring 2014 collection

miss-moss-valentino-pre-fall-2015-06Anders Zorn, “Sol I Skogen” (Sun In The Forest) / Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 Collection


A Portrait Of Emiliana Concha De Ossa, Giovanni Boldini / Delpozo Spring 2014 collection

miss-moss-valentino-pre-fall-2015-15Peder Mork Monstred, Romantic Scene From Fredensborg Park / Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 Collection

Maria is excellent at these collages.. she puts these fashion models right into the situations of the paintings. mariasheilamiani_01Henry Matisse / Lily McMenamymariasheilamiani_02“But First, Let Me Take a Selfie!”/ Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Pablo Picasso / Cara de Levingne from British Vogue

mariasheilamiani_03“You Use Bedrooms the Wrong Way, Vincent” / Bedroom in Arles by Vincent Van Gogh / Karlie Kloss from Acne Studios Paper Magazine

mariasheilamiani_04“Gisele, give me a natural pose” /The Music Lesson by Vermeer / Gisele from Vogue Magazine April 2010

mariasheilamiani_05This Kid Really Thinks I Am a Bunny/ The Monet Family in the Garden in Argenteuil by Manet / Kate M0ss from Playboy magazine

mariasheilamiani_06“A Scotch on Rocks, Please.” / A Bar At The Folies-Bergère by Manet / Kate M0ss from Vogue Italia Jan 2015 Issue

  • This Tumblr matches photos of hip-hop stars with classical paintings.

b4-16_01Detail of Christ Blessing surrounded by a Donor Family. Unknown German Painter 1560 – / Kanye West b4-16_02Detail of “The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence,” oil on wood, by Masters of the Acts of Mercy (Austrian, Salzburg, c. 1465) / ASAP Ferg b4-16_03Quentin Massys. Ecce Homo-1520 / 2 Chainz

b4-16_04Portrait of Henry the Pious, Duke of Saxony by Lucas Cranach  – 1514 / Takeoff from Migos b4-16_05Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci Piero di Cosimo c. 1480 / Rihanna for GQ Art Directed by Damien Hirst

That’s it for now. Are there any other platforms doing these that I should know? Please share!

(All photos are from websites/Instagram pages linked above.)


Written by Nik-Nak