Last night I flicked through a preview of next season's fashion campaigns on the New York Magazine website (http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2011/06/fall_fashion_ads.html). What jumped out was the savvy use of art references in both the clothes and the ads - here my favourites.
|F/W 2011, Photograph by Willy Vanderperre|
Joan Miró, Hope of a Condemned Man I-II-III, 1973, Triptych
This is more than association- the motif on the pullover is an almost exact inversion of Miró's Hope of a Condemned Man II. Jil Sander's Head Designer Raf Simmons might have seen the big Miró retrospective at the Tate Modern (14 April - 11 September 2011), in which the massive triptych is displayed in a separate room. See Guardian critic Adrian Searle in ecstasy about the painting - http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/video/2011/apr/13/joan-miro-hope-condemned-man-video-review.
Is the bent over body on the left an allusion to the title of Miró's painting? The model on the right certainly makes a face as though she had just been condemned (to death/ fashion thinness). But for me it works -anyone good at knitting?