Throughout history, the nebulous force that is fashion has been under a microscope, with its followers continuously questioning and attempting to define the illusive force that causes one thing to be in or out of vogue. As immortalized by Heidi Klum: "One day you're in and the next you're out." Not unlike art, when being presented with fashion, viewers are reluctant to absentmindedly accept without explanation; thus the question at the top of every fashion journalist's list is, "Where did you get your inspiration?"
With every new collection comes a fresh slew of movies, eras, and art that has aided in the fashion designer's creative process and we have graciously identified a few of them here for you. So skip the hours spent reading show reviews and click-through for this Fashion Month Spring 2014 recap.
Art Deco Textiles at Marc Jacobs
A YSL throwback at Jean-Charles De Castelbajac
The Elizabethan Open Ruff at Thom Browne
Schiaparelli-Style Optical Illusions at Miu Miu
Pop Art Pop Stars at Prada
Life After Love Louis Vuitton with Marc Jacobs
18th-Century Stays at Meadham Kirchhoff
Monastery-Wear at Moschino
Art Nouveau at Gucci
19th-century Understructures at Commes des Garçons
Tahitian Ladies at Aquilano.Rimondi
Op Art at Carolina Herrera
Renaissance Puff-Sleeves at Threeasfour
Grass Skirts at Alexander McQueen