Happy World Art Day!

We all know of the great artist such as Leonardo da Vinci, El Greco, Francisco de Goya, and Edgar Degas much of their work is hung in grand museum view by crowds of adoring viewers. Whether you believe that fashion is art or not — that debate never seems to get resolved, does it? Today, on World Art Day, we want to celebrate some of the photographers, stylists, and magazines that take their cues from canvas, sculpture, and gelatin print and translate these references into gorgeous, glossy editorials.

From Renaissance paintings to Lichtenstein’s pop art, flip through the gallery for a refresher course on one of fashion’s most beautiful unions:

‘Madame X’

L: John Singer Sargent, 1883-4

R: Vogue June 1999, Nicole Kidman by Steven Meisel


‘Lady With An Ermine’

L: Leonardo Da Vinci, 1489-1490

R: Vogue Italia February 2005, Lily Cole in ‘Like A Painting’ by Miles Aldridge

‘The Girl With The Pearl Earring’

L: Johannes Vermeer, 1665

R: Marcelina Sowa in unknown


‘The Kiss’

L: Gustav Klimt, 1908

R: Numéro Thailand, ‘Aurum’ by Thananon Thanakornkarn

‘Seated Woman With Bent Knee’

L: Egon Schiele, 1917

R: Harper’s Bazaar May 2008, Julianne Moore in ‘Portraits of a Lady’ by Peter Lindbergh


L: Roy Lichtenstein, 1964

R: Zink magazine by Mike Ruiz



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