Art to Wear

Posted on May 06, 2014 by Madeline Tolle | 0 Comments

Excuse me while I allow my inner art history nerd to show for a minute....

Image via Opening Ceremony

Nothing pulls out my lust for clothes quite like a collection featuring prints from famous paintings. With the release of Opening Ceremony's Rene Magritte Collection, it seems only fitting to highlight some of my other favorite art & fashion collaborations.


Rodarte's SS12 collection reinterpreted Van Gogh's most famous paintings of Sunflowers and Starry Night and reinterpreted them into the most modern silhouettes.

Mother of Pearl collaborated with living contemporary artist Fred Tomaselli for the prints used in their FW12 collection. The result was a quirk-meets-edge collection that appealed to both art and high-fashion fans alike.

Last but not least, my personal favorite.

Carven's FW 12 collection (looks like 2012 was a great year for art fans in fashion) used paintings from Hieronymous Bosch for the prints in their collection. Their sublime and chaotic subject matter, mixed with clean ladylike silhouettes made this one of my favorite collections of all time. I'm still lusting after that dress.

Rodarte, Mother of Pearl, and Carven Images via


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