Jan 14

Madame X, Y & Z

John Singer Sargent and Steven Meisel and Peter Lindeberg

The controversial and widely known John Singer Sargent portrait, Madame X, maintains its intrigue and mystery till this day. The once fallen strap to be later repainted in its rightful position continues to fascinate viewers and has been the subject of multiple recreations. In 1999, Steven Meisel recreated the portrait with Nicole Kidman wearing Oscar de la Renta for Vogue‘s June issue. In 2008, Peter Lindbergh also payed homage to Singer Sargent, starring Julianne Moore in Ralph Lauren for the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

John Singer Sargent, Madame X, 1884

John Singer Sargent, Madame X, 1884



Steven Meisel, Vogue June, 199

Steven Meisel, Vogue June, 1999



Peter Lindbergh, Harper's Bazaar May, 2008

Peter Lindbergh, Harper’s Bazaar May, 2008

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