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 Bloch-Bauer 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 mid-century 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 Behind The Scenes
Watch this video to see what went down when we tasked photographer Gary Chew
with a wardrobe featuring the key looks from Spring/Summer ’17: reimagined the works of some of the most famous painters in the art world VIDEO
Gary Chew Styling Imran Jalal 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
This story first appeared in Female ‘s January 2017 issue.
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