My 'Art as Fashion' series was inspired by the the appropriation theme in the postmodernism project I was doing during my art foundation at the time. I haven't done a post on it for a while but after seeing a few Klimt inspired collections recently I thought I'd bring it back! I've already showed you my favourite painting of his.
Aquilano Rimondi SS 2011, Gastav Klimt; Adele Bloch Bauer I (1907) The Kiss (1907)
Colour & pattern were the things that Aquilano Rimondi took from Gustav Klimt to inspire the prints in this collection. You can clearly see that the dresses above were inspired by paintings from Klimt's 'Golden Phase' as the striking prints used reflect the gold leaf patterns and shapes he was painting during this time. Other prints in this collection were inspired by Klimt's landscapes and flowers but all have that distinct texture.
L'Wren Scott AW 2013, Gustav Klimt; Johanna Staud (1918), Hygeia (1901)
The three dresses above are some of the most opulent and decadent of L'Wren Scott's collection and all three directly correspond to various paintings by Klimt (the middle is Judith and the Head of Holofernes 1901 or Danae (1907) not pictured). The designer, L'Wren Scott was fascinated by his work and processes and "wanted to see the girl walk out of the picture".
01. I love this amazing gif on fash gif of the painting of Adele melded with Aquilano Rimondi's dress.
02. John Galliano was also heavily inspired by Klimt in his Spring Summer 2008 collection for Dior.