Wearable Art

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Awol Erizku: “Girl with a Bamboo Earring,” 2009. 
Awol Erizku recreates famous masterpieces by artists like Vermeer and Caravaggio using contemporary black models.  “There are not that many colored people in the galleries that I went to [growing up] or the museums that I went to,” he has said. “I was just like, when I become an artist I have to put my two cents in this world.”

Awol Erizku: “Girl with a Bamboo Earring,” 2009. 

Awol Erizku recreates famous masterpieces by artists like Vermeer and Caravaggio using contemporary black models.  “There are not that many colored people in the galleries that I went to [growing up] or the museums that I went to,” he has said. “I was just like, when I become an artist I have to put my two cents in this world.”

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Leonardo da Vinci, whose famed “Mona Lisa” inspired Patrick Kelly’s Spring/Summer 1989 collection. In 1988, Kelly became the first American and the first black designer to be elected into the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, which allowed him to present his ready-to-wear collections at the Louvre. His line was a spirited evocation of all his favorite Lisas, including this otherworldly “Moona Lisa.” “Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" opens April 27."Woman’s Evening Dress," Spring/Summer 1989, designed by Patrick Kelly (Promised gift of Bjorn Guil Amelan and Bill T. Jones)

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Leonardo da Vinci, whose famed “Mona Lisa” inspired Patrick Kelly’s Spring/Summer 1989 collection. In 1988, Kelly became the first American and the first black designer to be elected into the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, which allowed him to present his ready-to-wear collections at the Louvre. His line was a spirited evocation of all his favorite Lisas, including this otherworldly “Moona Lisa.”

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" opens April 27.

"Woman’s Evening Dress," Spring/Summer 1989, designed by Patrick Kelly (Promised gift of Bjorn Guil Amelan and Bill T. Jones)

This looks like a medieval wall tapestry in jacket form. Love! 
velvetrunway:

Mother of Pearl | Autumn/Winter 2014

This looks like a medieval wall tapestry in jacket form. Love! 

velvetrunway:

Mother of Pearl | Autumn/Winter 2014

(via epcutler)

philamuseum:

Lady Edith’s Downtown Abbey look reminds us of a Myrbor evening dress from our collection. Thérèse and Louise Bonney’s book “Shopping Guide to Paris” (1929) described Myrbor as “a changing exhibit of modern art,” commenting, “If you like to see a Léger or a Lurçat or a Picasso on your walls, you will like to wear Myrbor clothes.”

Woman’s Evening Dress,” c. 1926, embroidery designed by Natalia Sergeyevna Goncharova, made by the firm of Myrbor

Photo: Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television for “Masterpiece,” via The New York Times

I want that first-knuckle ring.
Detail from the Portrait Diptych of Philippe de Croy (right wing) c. 1460 by Rogier van der Weyden

I want that first-knuckle ring.

Detail from the Portrait Diptych of Philippe de Croy (right wing) c. 1460 by Rogier van der Weyden

(Source: drrfeelgood, via snpsnpsnp)

sighswhispers:

"Au Clair de la Lune", a purple and red evening gown by Poiret, drawn by Lepape for Gazette du Bon Ton, 1915.

sighswhispers:

"Au Clair de la Lune", a purple and red evening gown by Poiret, drawn by Lepape for Gazette du Bon Ton, 1915.