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.
“Young Woman in Oriental Garb (La Sultane)” by Édouard Manet (1871) / Alexa in @chloe at Coachella 2015
“Reclining Woman in a White Chemise” by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1909) / Alexa Chung x Fray I.D.
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.
Dancer In A Pink Dress, William James Glackens (1902) / Delpozo Spring 2014 collectionDolce & Gabbana / Vintage Travel PosterCarl Larsson, “Rouge et Noir”/ Resort 2015 Collection by Tomas MaierHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Stockholm Street StyleDolce & Gabbana / Vintage Travel PosterJacob Axel Gillberg, Nydia The Flower Girl / Delpozo Spring 2014 collection
Maria is excellent at these collages.. she puts these fashion models right into the situations of the paintings. Henry Matisse / Lily McMenamy“But First, Let Me Take a Selfie!”/ Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Pablo Picasso / Cara de Levingne from British Vogue
- This Tumblr matches photos of hip-hop stars with classical paintings.
Detail of Christ Blessing surrounded by a Donor Family. Unknown German Painter 1560 – / Kanye West Detail of “The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence,” oil on wood, by Masters of the Acts of Mercy (Austrian, Salzburg, c. 1465) / ASAP Ferg Quentin Massys. Ecce Homo-1520 / 2 Chainz
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.)