Art always knew how to perfectly integrate fashion in its movements. Each period of time was characterized by a certain nuance both in plastic art, as in fashion, so it’s no surprise that Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute recently organized a very special exhibition, dedicated to all muses in fashion. And boy-oh-boy, are we fascinated about the project!
Along time an array of models managed to spark the creative genius of designers all over the world, women who became style icons and who’s style and beauty was highly praised by fashion enthusiasts across the globe.The Model as Muse is a major artistic project, which involves the designers who benefited from their beauty and the photographers who captured it all. See a few snaps that captured the essence of the exhibition.
Throughout time, supermodels inspired and defined an era.
Models whom only first name is enough to recognize, models like Naomi, Cindy, Amber, Linda, Iman, Claudia. These women were and still are the faces that shape modern fashion history, trends, vision and future.
They are inspirational for all future models and for designers too. Together with all photographers, stylists and designers that worked with them, these famous women are now a major part of contemporary fashion industry, so it’s no wonder that they inspired their own art exhibition.
This is certainly an exhibit of big names: Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Halston, Giorgio di Sant’Angelo, Anna Sui, Louis Vuitton, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Patrick Demarchelier – these are just a few! The international press represented its interests in fashion with the help of Anna Wintour, who came with Marc Jacobs, while The Herald Tribune sends its very own fashion critic Suzy Menke.
The exhibition is open since May 6 through August 9, 2009. Its curator, Harold Koda, sees it like an instructive event that emphasizes the generous role of a major model, that to inspire more than a collection, but a whole century.