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10 Best Fashion Shoots Inspired by Art History

If experiencing the beautiful interplay between art and fashion at Manus x Machina has you craving for more fashion collaborations, look no further. We’ve rounded up the standout pages from past issues of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and the like that have reinvented famous works of art, breathing new life into the otherwise distant paintings. Read on to refresh your art history knowledge and simultaneously ogle over the luxurious threads shown in these spreads.

 

1. Picasso, Françoise Seated in a Blue Dress, 1949 / Ben Hassett, Harper’s Bazaar, 2015

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Images // Courtesy of WikiArt and Harper’s Bazaar

 

 

2. Carter Smith, Vogue, October 1998 / Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World, 1948

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Images // Courtesy of Vogue and the Museum of Modern Art

 

 

3. Jackson Pollock, Cathedral1947 / Sebastian Kim, Vogue Germany, 2014

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Images // Courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art and Vogue Germany 

 

 

4. Piet Mondrian, Composition II, 1930 / Yves Saint Laurent, 1966

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Images // Courtesy of WikiArt

 

 

5. Egon Schiele, Seated Woman with Bent Knee, 1917 / Peter Lindbergh, Harper’s Bazaar2008

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Images // Courtesy of WikiPaintings and Harper’s Bazaar

 

 

6. John Singer Sargent, Madame X, 1884 / Steven Meisel, Vogue, 1999

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Images // Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vogue

 

 

7. Sir John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1852 / Oh Joong Seok, Korean Vogue, 2007 

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Images // Courtesy of the Tate Britain and Korean Vogue

 

 

8. Jean-Marc Nattier, Portrait of the Marquise D’Antin, 1738 / Tim Walker, W Magazine2012

Images // Courtesy of Fashiontography

 

 

9. Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1667 / Paolo Roversi, Vogue Italia, 1997

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Images // Courtesy of the Mauritshuis and Vogue Italia

 

 

10. Leonardo Da Vinci, Lady With An Ermine, 1490 / Miles Aldridge, Vogue Italia, 2005

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Images // Courtesy of adar.com

 

Because imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?