Wearable Art

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Woman Fastening Her Garter by Edouard Manet, 1878-79, at the Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen.

Woman Fastening Her Garter by Edouard Manet, 1878-79, at the Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen.

"The satin corset may be the nude of our era." — Edouard Manet
I wrote about corsets and all matter of lingerie for The Daily Beast. Check it out!
Before the Mirror by Edouard Manet, 1876, via the Guggenheim Museum

"The satin corset may be the nude of our era." — Edouard Manet

I wrote about corsets and all matter of lingerie for The Daily Beast. Check it out!

Before the Mirror by Edouard Manet, 1876, via the Guggenheim Museum

thegetty:

Described as a symbol of modesty to colonial Lima, veils revealing one eye became a societal craze for anonymous flirtation. 

The photograph was made around 1841. And the illustration between 1840 and 1860.

[Portrait of a Peruvian tapada leaning against a balustrade], 1872, Eugenio Courret. Getty Research Institute.
[Tapada with blue saya], between 1840-1860, Pancho Fierro. Getty Research Institute.

(via wine-loving-vagabond)

I wrote about a new exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh looking at the relationship between Warhol and the fashion designer Halston for the Daily Beast. I knew the two were friends, but I didn’t know the extent of their collaborations! Here’s a dress Halston made using Warhol’s famous Flower print. 

Evening dress based on print of Warhol’s Flowers painting 1964-72, by Halston, courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Flowers, 1964, by Andy Warhol, courtesy of the Andy Warhol Museum.

Bernard Boutet de Monvel: Millicent Rogers (Dress by Charles James), 1949
The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its newly renovated space today with an exhibition about the life and work of American couturier Charles James. Check out my preview for Metro NY!

Bernard Boutet de Monvel: Millicent Rogers (Dress by Charles James), 1949

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its newly renovated space today with an exhibition about the life and work of American couturier Charles James. Check out my preview for Metro NY!

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)