Monday, June 11, 2007

Painter's Dress

Doesn’t this dress just seem like something out of a fantasy of an artist’s life? I’m seeing a photo shoot set in a cavernous, vaguely Parisian artist’s loft, with a model wearing it posed amid a poetic jumble of dirty brushes and palettes, rolled-up canvases and broken down furniture. The fabric is reminiscent of a canvas thickly impastoed with primary colored acrylics, the paints exuberantly swirled together…or else like history’s sexiest, paint-splattered artist’s smock. The dress’ shoulder-baring style and short length pick up on the print’s playful vibe. I could totally see Anthropologie knocking it off since it’s just the kind of thing one would toss on for a hipster-ish outing to look edgy without sacrificing gorgeous. And wouldn’t it be great with the espadrilles from the previous post?

Dress by Marni. Image from Vogue, June ‘07.

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