FASHION

In the Mood for Post-Neoclassicism


In art and fashion, I’m excited by how contemporary imagery is referencing classical sculpture. It’s a clever play of opposites—light and dark, stripes and checks, black and white—that feels as fresh now as the work that inspired it must have felt thousands of years ago.

Make your own mood board here.

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Giorgio de Chirico, The Song of Love, 1914. Courtesy of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome/Art Resource.

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Armani spring 1985 campaign, shot by Aldo Fallai. Courtesy of Armani.

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Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Ariadne), 2013. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.

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Boxer, by Giuseppe Cecconi. Photograph by George Mott for Foro Italico.

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Ikarus Over Sfakia, 1938, by Herbert List. Courtesy of Magnum Photos.

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Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Rome. Courtesy of Getty Images.

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Maya With Column, 2008, by Roe Ethridge. Courtesy of Roe Ethridge/Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

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Francesco Vezzoli’s Satire of a Satyr, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy.

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Tilda Swinton, by Tim Walker, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

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Domus magazine cover, 1982. Courtesy of Editoriale Domus S.p.A., Rozzano, Milano, Italy, all rights reserved.

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Fashion portrait by Pasquale De Antonis, 1947. Courtesy of AltaRomAltaModa.

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Prentis Cobb Hale’s San Francisco apartment, 1974. Courtesy of Horst/Condé Nast Archive.Prentis Cobb Hale’s San Francisco apartment, 1974. Courtesy of Horst/Condé Nast Archive.

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Talking Heads, shot by George Hurrell, 1984. Courtesy of the artist.

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Ponti Sister, 2001, by Vanessa Beecroft, on the cover of the book Total Living. Courtesy of Associazione Culturale Vista Mare, Pescara, Italy © 2014 Vanessa Beecroft.

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Fashion portrait by Pasquale De Antonis, 1947. Courtesy of AltaRomAltaModa.

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Duran Duran, photographed by David Montgomery, 1984. Courtesy of Getty Images.

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George Platt Lynes, Male Nude With Statuary, 1934.

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Paradis V, 2009, by Juergen Teller. Courtesy of the artist.

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Furniture created by Giò Ponti in 1936 for the president of Ferrania, in Rome. Courtesy of Gio Ponti Archives.