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Thread of fashion designs inspired by art 🧵

1. Palladium Dress by Gianfranco Ferré Image
2. Zuhair Murad (2013) - The Tree of Crows by Caspar David Friedrich (1822) Image
3. Carven's Guillaume Henry (2012) - The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch (1503–1515) Image
4. Elie Saab (2015) - The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet (1899) Image
5. Aquilano Rimondi (2011) - Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt (1903-1907) Image
6. Portrait of Madame de Pompadour by François Boucher (1758) - Vivienne Westwood (1990) Image
7. Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh (1888) - Yves Saint Laurent jacket first worn by Naomi Campbell in 1988 Image
8. Yves Saint Laurent (1965) - Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow by Piet Mondrian (1930)

"Mondrian is purity. I don't think there is anything purer in the art world." -YSL Image
9. Christian Dior (2007) - The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai (1831) Image
10. Madeleine Vionnet (1931) - Niké of Samothrace (190 BC) Image
11. Dolce & Gabbana 2013 collection - Byzantine style mosaics from Monreale Cathedral, Sicily (13th century) Image
12. Rodarte (2012) - The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh (1889)

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." Image
13. Christian Dior "Miss Dior" dress from 1949 - The Path through the Irises by Claude Monet (1914-1917) Image
14. Comme des Garçons by Rei Kawakubo (2018) - Vertumnus by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1590–1591)

The Italian painter used fruits, vegetables and flowers to create a portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. Image
15. Schiaparelli by Bertrand Guyon bodysuit (2016) - Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso (1937) Image
16. Chloé (2023) - Self-Portrait as Mary Magdalene by Artemisia Gentileschi (1618) Image
17. Vivienne Westwood (1996) - Return from Cythera by Jean-Antoine Watteau (1717) Image
18. Chanel (2016) - Pathway in Monet's Garden at Giverny by Claude Monet (1902) Image
19. Guo Pei (2010) - Ming dynasty Dragon Jar (15th century) Image
20. L'Wren Scott (2013) - Hygieia by Gustav Klimt (1901) Image
21. Thom Browne (2019) - Capo di Noli by Paul Signac (1898) Image
22. Lady Gaga wearing Givenchy (2010) photographed by Nick Knight - An American Ship in Distress by Thomas Birch (1841) Image
23. Rosa Genoni's 1906 "La Primavera" dress - Spring by Sandro Botticelli (late 1470s or early 1480s)

Widely regarded as "one of the most iconic paintings in Western art," this masterpiece features over 500 plant species, including approximately 190 varieties of flowers. Image
24. Marchesa (2016) - Water Lilies by Claude Monet (1907) Image
25. Rodarte (2012) - Almond Blossoms by Vincent van Gogh (1890) Image
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I just had to share this gem: a 4,500-year-old Egyptian bead dress believed to have belonged to a female contemporary of King Khufu (2589-2566 B.C.) Image

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