Wearable Art

fashion in art, art in fashion

Everything that adorns woman, everything that serves to show off her beauty, is part of herself; and those artists who have made a particular study of this enigmatic being dote no less on all the details of the mandus muliebris than on Woman herself… What poet, in sitting down to paint the pleasure caused by the sight of a beautiful woman, would venture to separate her from her costume?

- Charles Baudelaire. Read more about his thoughts on fashion and modernity, and James Tissot’s paintings of women, at The Fashion Historian.

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