When life imitates art is a blessing, but when fashion meets art the result is just unbelievable. Some designers manage to bring to life everyday items like dresses, blouses, or gowns the most impressive works of artists just to turn their work into another piece of art itself.
From Jean-Paul Gaultier dresses with a Mona Lisa on it to the iconic Yves Saint Laurent mini dress inspired by Mondrian, these are the times fashion has met with art to create a magnificent piece worthy of a museum.
Twitter user @schiaplicious enlisted all the artworks that have walked the runway. These are some of the best.
Dior and Sterling Ruby
This gown was part of the Fall/Winter Haute Couture show of 2012 and was inspired by Ruby’s painting named “SP28”.
Yves Saint Laurent and Mondrian
One of the most iconic Saint Laurent’s dresses is inspired by Piet Mondrian’s painting “Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow”. The French designer showed it for his Spring/Summer Haute Couture show in 1930.
Vivienne Westwood and François Bouche
British designer Vivienne Westwood took François Boucher’s 1743 painting “Daphnis and Chloe” to be the centerpiece of this victorian style corset that appeared in her Spring/Summer ready to wear 1990 collection.
Céline and Klein
For the Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection of 2017, Céline got inspiration from Yves Klein’s “Anthropometry of the Blue Period” and is absolutely stunning.
Rodarte and Van Gogh
Dutch painter Van Gogh has been an inspiration for many designers, and the girls from Rodarte managed to bring to life the famous 1888 painting “Almond Blossoms” to their Spring/Summer ready-to-wear 2012 runway.
Yves Saint Laurent and Van Gogh
Another Van Gogh in a form of a 1988 suit by french designer Saint Laurent. The inspiration is more than obvious.
Dior and Monet
Dior garments are like a dream come true and even more when they are inspired by one of the most dreamy artworks like the ones of Claude Monet. This dress named “Miss Dior” from 1949 was inspired in the painting “The path through the Irises”.
Schiaparelli and Picasso
There is no more dramatic and artsy fashion brand than Schiaparelli and for the 2016 couture collection, designer Bertrand Guyon got inspiration from Spanish painter Pablo Picasso’s work “Weeping Woman” for a Fall/Winter bodysuit.
Maison Martin Margiela and Van Gogh
As you can see, Van Gogh is one of the most referenced artists. Here, Maison Martin Margiela brought to its 2014 Fall/Winter Haute Couture runway the irises from Van Gogh’s painting.
Viktor and Rolf and Jan Asselijn
Viktor & Rolf decided to literally take the artwork from the museum wall to the runway with this structural dress from its Fall/Winter Haute Couture 2015 runway inspired by Jan Asselijn’s painting “The Threatened Swan”.
Alexander McQueen and Klimt
Sarah Burton was inspired from Gustav Klimt’s painting “ Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I” for a gorgeous outfit that was part of the Summer/Spring ready-to-wear 2013 collection.
Jean Paul Gaultier and Frida Kahlo
There is no denying that this look from Spring/Summer ready-to-wear 1998 collection was inspired by Frida Kahlo’s 1944 painting entitled “The Broken Column”.