art imitating art . . . de kooning//stuart

inspiration comes in many forms.

it's no surprise that fashion and product designers "borrow" from fine artists when coming up with new designs... but sometimes i'm struck by just how much an every day object reminds me of a work of art i've seen in a museum or book.

maybe it's because i'm an art history nerd, but i love these little moments where you can almost see the creative process and how a designer gets from point a to point b... from inspiration to product.

dress by jill stuart; painting by willem de kooning

when i saw this dress on the outnet, i immediately thought of de kooning.  i mean, how often do you see that jarring peach-yellow-beige color combo?  i don't know for sure if stuart was inspired by de kooning, but in this case, i think a picture is worth a thousand words :)

what's your take?  do you like the dress?  the painting?  can you see the connection?


Robin said...

Great eye, don't think I would have made the connection, but it looks pretty clear!

Joyce said...

Wow! That's amazing. I would have had no idea, but totally looks the same.