We Re-envision Spring/summer ’17’s Most Artisticleaning Looks as Iconic Portraits by Master Painters.
The Orientalist inﬂuences at Gucci evoke the sensuous beauty of Rembrandt’s Flora (1634). Embroidered silk kimono, and wood and paper fan, Gucci.
This elegant gilded number from Pierpaolo Piccioli’s solo outing at Valentino is made for a modern-day version of Portrait of Adele BlochBauer I (1907) by Gustav Klimt. Silk drop-waist dress, Valentino. Cactus de Cartier 18K yellow gold necklace with emeralds and diamonds, and matching drop earrings, Cartier.
The graphic cuts and sensuous movements of Jonathan Saunders’ debut at Diane von Furstenberg is reminiscent of Picasso’s 1907 seminal Cubist work, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Silk wrap dress, matching top and wrap skirt, Diane von Furstenberg.
The work of fashion’s Renaissance woman – Miuccia Prada – gets reinterpreted as the raiments of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (circa 1503–06). Tweed cropped top, matching shorts, wool turtleneck, and mink fur stole with ostrich feathers, Prada. Lace socks and leather platform ﬂats, Gucci.
The eclectic references – bats and oversized calla lilies – of J.W. Anderson at Loewe this season parallels the surrealist inﬂuences of Frida Kahlo, whose works include Self-portrait With Thorn Necklace And Hummingbird (1940). Cotton midi dress, Loewe.
Michael Kors Collection’s vibrant hues and prints, coupled with its midcentury modern sensibilities, deserve a spot in David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash (1967). Michael Kors Collection polyester top, matching shorts, and suede belt, Michael Kors. Suede ankle-strap ﬂats, Chanel.
Like the dreamy scene of Flower Seller (1942) by Mexican painter Diego Rivera, Chanel’s lacy pieces have a gentle, delicate and feminine quality about them. On both: Silk crepe and lace robes, silk slip dresses, metal chokers with glass pearls and crystals, metal chain belts with crystals, and leather ﬂats, Chanel.
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANTS ANDREW GOH & SHELLEY LIEW / STYLING ASSISTANT SAPPHIRE CHIN / HAIR PETER LEE/HAIRLOOM, USING GOLDWELL / MAKEUP MELISSA YEO & RICK YANG/FAC3INC, ASSISTED BY ZIV TEE, USING NARS / MODELS JESKE, HELGA & SABI/MANNEQUIN.