Showing during Fashion Week is also quite fitting for Lahav, 30, since he finds similarities in his techniques and those of a fashion designer: both study lines, textures and colors to convey an idea, he points out. One of his paintings, for example, features Elvis dressed in a Dolce & Gabbana-inspired gown, while another shows Karl Lagerfeld wrapped in an American flag outfit. “The paintings are like a big mash-up of fashion trends plus the glorification of public figures and celebrities, with an emphasis on historical portrait painting,” explains Lahav. “In some ways, it’s Gustav Klimt meets daytime TV.”
Portrait courtesy of Jac Lahav.