Legendary Artists and the Clothes They Wore

Legendary Artists and the Clothes They Wore

by Terry Newman
Legendary Artists and the Clothes They Wore

Legendary Artists and the Clothes They Wore

by Terry Newman


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Whether it’s Cecil Beaton’s flamboyant, classically tailored suits, Frida Kahlo’s love of bright color, or Cindy Sherman’s penchant for minimalism, an artist’s attire often reflects the creative and spiritual essence of his or her work. In Legendary Artists and the Clothes They Wore, fashion authority Terry Newman presents more than forty fully illustrated profiles of masters whose enduring art bears an idiosyncratic stamp—and whose unique way of dress does the same through a signature look, hairstyle, or accessory—and explores the relationship between the two in detail.

In that context, this colorful volume also examines the nonlinear sensibility that has always been the name of the game in what is considered modern style. It examines the dialogue between art and fashion as well as noteworthy artist and designer relationships, such as Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian Collection, primary-colored shift dresses inspired by the painter’s work, and Louis Vuitton’s numerous groundbreaking collaborations with major artists, a concept initiated by designer Marc Jacobs that not only has launched some of the fashion industry’s most successful bags, made the art of contemporary masters available to the world at large, and been copied widely ever since.

Numerous compelling features—anecdotes about the artists and their work; portraits of the artists in their studios; archival photographs; select pairings of fine art and runway imagery; quotations by artists, art critics, and designers—make this a rich, engaging study for fashion and art lovers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062844187
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Terry Newman worked in the fashion industry for more than twenty-five years, both as an editor at i-D, Attitude, and Self Service and as a contributing writer for newspapers including the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, and the Sunday Times. She has also written and presented fashion programs in the United Kingdom for Channel 4 (She's Gotta Have It and Slave). The author of Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore (Harper Design), she has contributed to books including i-D's Fashion Now, Fashion Now 2, and Soul i-D. She currently lectures at the University for the Creative Arts in Epsom, England and lives in London with her husband and two children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Robert Mapplethorpe 14

Jean-Michel Basquiat 20

Frida Kahlo 26

David Hockney 32

Salvador Dalí 38

Elizabeth Peyton 44

Signature Looks: Hair 50

Yayoi Kusama 50

Nan Goldin 52

Barbara Kruger 52

Eva Hesse 53

Andy Warhol 54

Louise Bourgeois 60

Vanessa Beecroft 66

Leigh Bowery 72

Keith Haring 78

Signature Looks: Glasses 84

Steve McQueen 84

Takashi Murakami 85

Yoko Ono 86

Richard Avedon 87

Pablo Picasso 88

Louise Nevelson 94

Julian Schnabel 100

Lee Miller 106

Jackson Pollock 112

Signature Looks: Suits 118

Cecil Beaton 118

Max Ernst 119

Jeff Koons 119

Piet Mondrian 120

Hannah Höch 122

Marcel Duchamp 128

Niki De Saint Phalle 134

William Merritt Chase 140

Signature Looks: Hats 146

Joseph Beuys 146

Bruce Nauman 147

Grayson Perry 148

Rene Magritte 149

Cindy Sherman 150

Robert Rauschenberg 156

Alexander Rodchenko 162

Tamara De Lempicka 168

Marina Abramovic 174

Egon Schiele 180

Georgia O'Keeffe 186

Henri Matisse 192

Bibliography 198

Photography Credits 206

Acknowledgments 208

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