September 24, 2013

Tree of Life

Gustav Klimt and Norman ParkinsonViennese Secessionist artist Gustav Klimt’s allover-patterned paintings are often reinterpreted by designers, artists and photographers. Although not considered a fashion painter, Klimt’s sartorial focus may have resulted from his close relationship with avant-garde fashion designer Emilie Flöge. Furthering the connection between Klimt’s aesthetic and fashion, Normal Parkinson set several of Klimt’s works as backdrops for a Vogue UK editorial published in the magazine’s September 1st, 1965 issue. In the editorial, a Pierre Cardin beaded gown blends in with Klimt’s masterful 1905 work, Tree of Life. 

 

The Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt, 1905

The Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt, 1905

 

 

Norman Parkinson for Vogue UK September 1st, 1965

Pierre Cardin Gown by Norman Parkinson for Vogue UK September 1st, 1965

 

 

 

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