Stylish works of art: How designers are paying tribute to Picasso and and Van Gogh in 2012 collections

Stylish works of art: How designers are paying tribute to Picasso and Van Gogh in 2012 collections

An early Leonardo da Vinci sketch of an ornate handbag, thought to be from 1497, has just been made into the real deal by Italian label Gherardini. And several other designers paid tribute to great works of art for their spring/summer 2012 collections.

DONNA KAREN & PHILIPPE DODARD
RODARTE & VAN GOGH

Donna Karan Spring Summer 2012

Rodarte Spring Summer 2012 New York Fashion Week

Donna Karan drew inspiration from the Haitian graphic artist Philippe Dodard (left) and at Rodarte they used Van Gogh’s Sunflowers on summer dresses

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JIL SANDER & PICASSO
SPORTMAX & MONET
MOSCHINO & FRIDA

Jil Sander Spring Summer 2012 Milan Fashion Week

Jil Sander put Picasso-styled prints on white tops with flowing skirts

Sportmax Spring Summer 2012 Milan Fashion Week

The blurred floral prints of Monet’s Water Lilies were mirrored by Sportmax

Moschino Spring Summer 2012 Milan Fashion Week

Moschino put models in floral headpieces similar to those used by Mexican painter,Frida Kahlo

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