Sunday, 31 July 2011

fashion as art.

Image From: Giovanni Boldini and Dior

Looking through Christian Dior's haute couture collections, it is evident to see the direct inspiration he took from particular artworks. Here the Madeleine Dress (Autumn/Winter 2005/2006) was adapted from Giovanni Boldini's 'Portrait of Mme Charles Max'. This is a perfect example of how history, art, photography and film have influenced some of fashion's greatest designers.


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17 comments:

  1. I love seeing what inspires a designer. The original painting by Boldini (which is one of my favorite paintings) was embodied perfectly in the Madeleine Dress.

    Great Post!

    P.S. I'm following

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  2. Perfect example. It's really nice to see. I'm a sucker for art. Keep it up! <3

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  3. I almost did a project on this last week...I love looking at what inspires other designers.

    erica

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  4. How could I not love something that has my name in it,"Madeleine Dress."
    Art does have a direct influence on fashion design. And I love to see how designers embrace classic artworks. This is such a beautiful interpretation.
    -Madeleine

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  5. Oh yay, my favorite! Fashion as art! I just adore these posts. The grays here are so hauntingly beautiful. Like pretty in a gloomy sort of way. LOVE it!

    xoxo
    Em

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  6. Inspiration. That wonderful muse that designers seek all over. It's great to know what lies behind the wonderful creations of well known creative names. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. that illustration is incredible! each look is so incredible :) pure genius art!

    xoxo

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  8. wow... amazing!
    I'd love to see someone wearing it to an event like the Met Gala and style it in a more modern way. it would be interesting to see what different people could do with it.

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  9. This is some stunning stuff. Like the stuff of masterpieces, and it really is one too.

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    absorbing optimistic rays

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  10. wow, you do have an eye for seeing designers' inspirations.. i love these kinds of posts you have!:)

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  12. I think this was inspired by the Marchesa di Casetti, fashion legend and icon. Often the inspiration of designers work. Great post.

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