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Art Gallery Hopping on the S/S 2017 Runways

Fashion imitates art.
Art Gallery Hopping on the S/S 2017 Runways
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Fashion imitates art.

Designers were nowhere near short of inspiration this Spring-Summer 2017, curating their collections by way of the world's most priceless, most iconic artworks. We take you on a sartorial tour of the season's museum-worthy pieces, no entrance fee required.

1. Hellenic: Mary Katrantzou

Combining her signature psychedelic brights with ancient Greek references was something Katrantzou had never thought she'd do, telling Vogue Runway, "It’s funny, I never wanted to use classical Greek art, because being from there, it seemed too obvious. But this time, I thought, why not?"

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2. Renaissance: Valentino

We spotted the center panel of medieval Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch's triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights floating gauzily down the catwalk at Valentino.  

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3. Impressionist: Delpozo

Vogue Runway correspondent Kristin Anderson noted Delpozo designer Josep Font's penchant for imitating art: "[He] took inspiration from the Spanish Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla...[who] lent Font the exquisite deep periwinkle of his opening looks."  

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4. Modernist: Roksanda

The bold-hued, algae-like figures in Henri Matisse's Tristesse du Roi served as the inspiration behind the English label's equally vivid spring showing.  

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5. Fashion Illustration: Kenzo

Kenzo Takada rose to fame for his explosively colorful creations in the swinging '70s, at the same time fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez reached peak popularity. For Spring 2017, Kenzo's Humberto Leon and Carol Lim rummaged through the late artist's archives for prints to trace.

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