Blind Man's Buff and Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture

  It’s been a wonderful adventure creating this blog, and I have to admit, I haven’t felt this sense of artistic freedom and absolute creative fulfillment in some time.  I hope those of you who have been following along over the past few weeks have been inspired by some of the images posted, and have discovered artists that have transported you in some way.

   I realized the other day I have focused so much of my attention on sharing all this beautiful work from the art world, but have yet to feature a section dedicated to the art of fashion. As a way of incorporating the idea of fine art inspiring creative fashion choices, I thought it would be interesting to have a “look of the day” inspired by the “work of the day.” I plan to showcase fashion from the contemporary sphere, but if the perfect pairing is a 1960’s geometric shift dress by Pierre Cardin, then C'est la vie!

   Starting off is Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s “Blind Man’s Bluff,” which is paired with a piece from Elie Saab’s stunning Fall 2014 Haute Couture collection. Both works display a stunning palette progression to rich indigo and possess remarkable attention to detail and execution. I find that although Mr. Saab and Mr. Fragonard have presented these pieces with quite an opulent exterior, both works remain at heart constructions of elegant simplicity.

   What do you think?

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1776

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1776