Fashion designers seek inspiration in many things but when they turn to art history for a little creative spark, the results are often memorable and significant. There is something so wonderful about the idea of wearing a Warhol designed by Versace or a Mondrian by Saint Laurent. These art inspired designs are highly coveted because of the iconic imagery featured on the clothes. Editors and collectors gravitate toward these special works because it is a rare to see such literal explanations behind what inspires a fashion designers. Take a look at five iconic artworks were reinterpreted for fashion.
1. Several of Gustav Klimt's masterpieces inspired John Galliano's 2008 spinrg couture collection. (images from klimt.com and style.com) 2. Hieronymus Bosch abstractions were sprinkled through Alexander McQueen's final fall 2009 collection. ( images from hieronymus-bosch.org and style.com) 3. Many iconic works by Vincent Van Gogh were digitally printed onto designs featured in Rodarte's 2012 spring collection. (images from here and style.com) 4. Piet Mondrian's geometric works gave Yves Saint Laurent's simple sack dress a more flattering look in 1969. (images form and here) 5. Andy Warhol's iconic Marilyn work was repurposed for Gianni Versace's spring collection in 1991. (images from here and Vogue archive)