Fashion Inspired by Art: Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”

Fashion Inspired by Art: Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”


Fashion, in a essence, is wearable art. Think about a garments you’re wearing now: someone designed them, done them, advertised them, and afterwards we bought them and total them into your possess look! Here during CF, we’re large believers in this idea: from movies to books to music and more, a posts aim to infer that all artistic mediums can enthuse one’s wardrobe choices.

In this installment of Fashion Inspired by Art, we’ll be discussing Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss, that is ideal for we since Valentine’s Day is only around a corner! Check out these looks done for several Valentine’s Day skeleton for some ideas on how to dress girly though indispensably covering yourself in red and pink. we wish we all enjoy!

Gustav Klimt's The Kiss
Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss (1907 – 08) [Public Domain] around Wikimedia Commons

Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) was an Austrian symbolist artist whose paintings essentially decorated a womanlike form. While a total in his works seem realistic, a surrounding elements clearly uncover a contemporary change of Art Nouveau.

The Kiss depicts a male and a lady sealed in a ardent embrace, preoccupied to a rest of a world. The work was combined during Klimt’s “Golden Period”, when a artist frequently used gold leaf in and with oil paint to obtain a decorative Byzantine style mostly seen in Gothic bright manuscripts. Gold leaf, comprised of intensely skinny pieces of beaten gold, was used to add intense shine (and, of course, value!) to pieces. By mixing this Gothic element with a organic, patterned demeanour of Art Nouveau, Klimt, with The Kiss, combined a work that nods to traditional art while incorporating a modern character of a early twentieth century.

Outfits Inspired by “The Kiss”

The Embrace

Gustav klimt border dress outfit
Necklace, Cuff, Dress, Blazer, Flats, Nail Polish

The male and woman are a many visually distinguished elements of a painting, and also enclose that infancy of a work’s details.

To replicate a complicated, interrelated patterns of their clothing, we chose pieces with one specific fact every to emanate an interesting, though not strenuous look. The dress is a elementary LBD with prolonged fringe, a blazer has a singular plane zipper, and a boots are ornate with bullion sequins in a geometric pattern. Finish a demeanour with a cuff and some bullion spike gloss and you’re ready for anything… maybe even a first date with that cutie from class!

There’s Love in a Air

Gustav klimt edging conceal outfit
Ring, Tights, Heels, Dress, Necklace | Makeup print around ELLE

This outfit is desirous by a gold background of a painting, that plays on a dichotomy of past and present.

To reconstruct this thought in an ensemble, we chose pieces that are timeless, though that incorporate a few smart twists. I used tiny elements of bullion in a accessories (gold-seamed tights, bullion bend straps) to dress a demeanour adult a bit, while nodding to a bullion root in a painting. Add a well-fitted black coupler and you’re prepared for cooking and dancing on V-Day.

Nature’s Caress

Gustav klimt floral dress outfit
Earrings, Wristlet, Flats, Dress, iPhone Case, Hair Comb| Makeup print around ELLE 

The bed of flowers depicted beneath a total desirous this fun, laid-back ensemble. The dress is a verbatim representation of a flowers, while a hair comb, earring, and glow all offer as reminders of a bullion root technique used to supplement shine to a piece. This would be a good outfit to wear out with your girlfriends for brunch on Galantine’s Day — only remember to supplement some tights and a lovable coupler if it’s still cold where we live!

What do we think?

Have we seen or complicated a Klimt work before? Do we suffer his character of painting? What do we consider about a desirous outfits? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in a comments below, I’d adore to hear your opinions!

Posted on on Feb 6, 2013 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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