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21-03-2008
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Fashion through the Eyes of Paintings and Illustrations
Sooo, I really hope there isn't a thread like this cause I couldn't find it.
I just wanted to look at fashion from a different perspective and going back in time and simultaneously learning more about art.
Here are some that I found:

Gustav Klimt
Oh he is great! The clothes and decoration play a big part in his paintings, very inspiring.











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Oh and Klimt is the perfect artist to start this thread I think! His clothes were always so detailed and interesting...

I've loved that fourth picture you posted for so long... and it's almost frightening how modern and Marc Jacobs that dress and hair decoration looks. :p

some Matisse:







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Fabulous idea for a thread!

I love the way Boldini rendered clothing in his portraits...he managed to make duchesse satin and corsetry move, it looks so light.





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I also LOVE the way Tamara de Lempicka depicted the fluid, sensual fabrics of the art deco era in an extremely sharp and geometric way.






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Oh and Klimt is the perfect artist to start this thread I think! His clothes were always so detailed and interesting...
OH, the fourth picture is just love at first sight!

Yosh!tomo Nara
I would like to own a catsuit like this.

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Such a great thread, I am glad I found this! Paintings, portraits especially, seem to be able to convey the beauty of clothing much better than photographs. I think painters capture the movement and three-dimensionality wonderfully.

John Singer Sargent is definitely someone that needs to be included in this thread. His perhaps most famous painting "Madame X" caused a huge scandal since the clothing portrayed was thought highly unacceptable. That's not the only painting of his that I think portrays clothing in a great way.

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Franz Xaver Winterhalter's portrait of Elizabeth of Austria wearing a white Worth dress and glancing over her shoulder defines Charles Frederick Worth's work for me.

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I can't help but be amazed over and over again by the garments and jewellery worn by Queen Elizabeth I in the portraits of her... here are some of my favourites, from various artists of the period. The symbolism behind the Renaissance portrait dress is fascinating.

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Right now I am into 17th century portraits... and find myself a great fan of Sir Peter Lely's (a Dutch-born painter in the English court during the Restoration). I wish I had a scanner, since I have this book which features many of his best works which I haven't been able to find online.

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interesting thread! i love looking at paintings from the past for inspiration
the last 3rd picture from klimt instantly remind me of original jeanne lanvin. that innocent child like poofyness and the white with the flowers.

saw this at the tate a while back that i really like. this painting caused quite a stir when it was shown because of her tight hour-glass dress and the frank presentation of her body language. here a chaperone separates a young man from his object of desire, the girl with the fan who hides her satisfaction and excitement behind her fan
The Gallery of HMS Calcutta (Portsmouth) 1876 by James Tissot


james tissot has a way of telling the story through the clothing the women wear in his painting and her body language.

some of my favorites
James Tissot 1836-1902
Portsmouth Dockyard
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Aubrey Beardsley was an illustrator who had an interesting and erotic sense of fashion







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ooooh i forgot about this thread

thanks for all the lovely examples everyone

i think one of the reasons i like the renaissance and more classic art is because there is often so much beautiful detail in the clothes (a great place for artists to show some skill i think)

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I can't help but be amazed over and over again by the garments and jewellery worn by Queen Elizabeth I in the portraits of her... here are some of my favourites, from various artists of the period. The symbolism behind the Renaissance portrait dress is fascinating.
White, I just wrote a whole essay on the Elizabethan ruff! I absolutely fell in love with Elizabeth's understanding of sartorial and political power...what she did for 16th century dress was incredible! There are simply no other portraits like those painted of her...

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