The Vogue US December 2013 cover may appear weird at first because of Jessica Chastain‘s strange pose, but the photograph is actually inspired by the famous painting by Frederic Leighton “Flaming June”, painted between 1894 and 1895. This piece wasn’t bidden for at its lowest price ($140) at an auction in the 60’s, but it was later acquired by Luis A. Ferré for the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, where you can find it now. The editorial, photographed by the great Annie Leibovitz, includes images inspired by iconic portraits from the late 19th century and early 20th from artists such as Klimt, Magritte, Matisse, van Gogh… And also Julia Margaret Cameron’s famous portrait.
Fashion and art, those inseparable sisters. We saw it on the post about the blog Part Noveau and the reinterpretations of icons, and also on the campaign by Valentino inspired by Flemish painters.
Gustav Klimt, Frauenbildnis (Portrait of Ria Munk III), 1917-1918
Anders Zorn, Portrait of Mrs. Grover Cleveland, 1899
Vincent van Gogh, La Mousmé, 1888
Julia Margaret Cameron, Christabel, 1866
René Magritte, La Robe du Soir, 1955
Henri Matisse, Odalisque with Red Culottes, 1869-1954
Félix Vallotton, Le Retour de la Mer, 1924
All photos from Vogue US