Artists with style

Fashion week season is upon us, after New York and London, it’s currently doing its rounds in Milan before heading up to Paris. Bloggers, fashionistas, designers, models and celebrities are out and about in their best (and sometimes most quirky) outfits. If you don’t want to feel left out, why not draw inspiration from Artsper’s selection of the most fashionable artists!

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

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Why ? Equivalent to a Parisian gavroche with a touch of the trashy 70s style, Jean-Michel Basquiat modeled for the brand Comme des garçons.

YAYOI KUSAMA

KusamaYayoi Kusama, Louis Vuitton shop window display with Tentacles, 2012/2015 Photo: Vegard Kleven

Why ? Often associated with the motifs of found in her psychedelic art and her hallucinations, Yayoi Kusama‘s dresses can be ‘spotted’ from miles away. These aren’t the easiest pieces to wear but you will definitely stand out from the crowd!

RENE MAGRITTE

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Why? His melon hat and leather boots! René Magritte has a classic, timeless and perennial style.

KEITH HARING

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Why ? In the1980s, Keith Haring’s characters and motifs invaded city walls, subways, warehouses, skateboards but also the clothes he sold. From jeans to shoes and t-shirts, Keith Haring was an artist turned fashion designer. 

DAVID HOCKNEY

HockneyDavid Hockney par Robert Mapplethorpe, 1976

Why? Big glasses for a great artists. David Hockney‘s oh so British style should be envied: the classic shirt and jumper combo, the adored classic trench coat and colourful socks to add a touch of quirkiness.

 

JOSEPH BEUYS

Beuys

Why? We’d like to steal his genius but we’ll content ourselves with his style. So like, Joseph Beuys, we put on a hat, a shirt and a vest!

LOUISE NEVELSON 

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Why? Like Ingres’ La Grande Odalisque Louise Nevelson favours turbans, oversized coats and colourful shirts. Her original and distinctive style would certainly have gotten her noticed in the 1940s.

SALVADOR DALI

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Why? Even if his charisma resides more in his attitude than in his sense of style, we’ve found you a tutorial explaining how to achieve Dali’s iconic moustache!

EVA & ADELE

Eva & Adele© Larry Weidel 

Why? This artistic duo goes against sobriety and minimalism, in their minds there can never be too much pink, too many frills or too much jewelry!

GEORGIA O’KEEFE

Capture d’écran 2017-08-11 à 16.22.01Alfred Stieglitz, “Georgia O’Keeffe at 291,” 1917. CreditNational Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1980.70.1; © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Why? Georgia O’Keeffe cleverly controlled her image through her style and clothing. Her black and white ensembles gaver her credibility and an impressive silhouette which helped her become a powerful figure in the art world of her time.