The understanding of a muse is no longer just a silent woman with a beautiful appearance being the favorite motif for painter… The muses have become essential for the designers’ identity. Like Andy Warhol had Edie Sedwick in the 60s most designers are today connected to a stylish or cool person who gives them personality and branding with a real face and not just a model in a picture. Think about Henry Holland vs Agyness Deyn, Sienna Miller vs Mathew Williamson, Sofia Coppola vs Marc Jacobs, Scarlett Johansson vs Stella McCartney etc. It seems that all creators are craving for a huming inspiration source – which indeed is much stronger than a glossy magazine!
Illustrations found in the German fashion magazine BLONDE
Iconoc models of the twentieth century have had great roles of inspiring and influencing the fashion within their respective eras. The exhibition which takes place in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC until 9th August features haute couture and ready-to-wear works from 1947-1997.
Twiggy in Yves Saint Laurent by Bert Stern for Vogue, March 15, 1967
Naomi Campbell in Geoffrey Beene by Peter Lindbergh forVogue, June 1990
Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford in Giorgio di Sant’Angelo by Peter Lindbergh for British Vogue January 1990
My number one fashion magazine, the brittish LULA has got a cousin in italy!! I love LULA for the fantastic pictures – funny styling, the colours and the quality of the magazine. Now I just found another one in Milano –MUSE the fashionart magazine – absolutely fantastic! Great articles – fabulous pictures and the perfect combination of fashion and art. They have nothing to do with eachother but some how in the same genre. Definitely both keepers – just like books! I hope this is also available in Denmark.