A Look Back at the Most Surprising Points of Inspiration from Fashion Month

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 found a few of them for you. So skip the hours spent reading show reviews and click-through for this Fashion Month Spring 2014 recap.
Avatar:
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
358
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 found a few of them for you. So skip the hours spent reading show reviews and click-through for this Fashion Month Spring 2014 recap.
Lana del Rey Illustration by Jeanne Detallante, 2012 and Prada

Lana del Rey Illustration by Jeanne Detallante, 2012 and Prada

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

Raoul Dufy Textile Design on Poiret Coat, 1911 and Marc Jacobs

Raoul Dufy Textile Design on Poiret Coat, 1911 and Marc Jacobs

A YSL throwback at Jean-Charles De Castelbajac

Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 1966-67 and Jean-Charles De Castelbajac

Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 1966-67 and Jean-Charles De Castelbajac

The Elizabethan Open Ruff at Thom Browne

Queen Elizabeth I, The Ditchley portrait by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, c. 1592 and Thom Browne

Queen Elizabeth I, The Ditchley portrait by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, c. 1592 and Thom Browne

Schiaparelli-Style Optical Illusions at Miu Miu

Elsa Schiaparelli Evening Coat, 1937 and Miu Miu

Elsa Schiaparelli Evening Coat, 1937 and Miu Miu

Pop Art Pop Stars at Prada

Lana del Rey Illustration by Jeanne Detallante, 2012 and Prada

Lana del Rey Illustration by Jeanne Detallante, 2012 and Prada

Life After Love Louis Vuitton with Marc Jacobs

Bob Mackie for Cher at The Academy Awards, 1986 and Louis Vuitton

Bob Mackie for Cher at The Academy Awards, 1986 and Louis Vuitton

18th-Century Stays at Meadham Kirchhoff

Slk Italian Stay, ca. 1780 and Meadham Kirchhoff

Slk Italian Stay, ca. 1780 and Meadham Kirchhoff

Monastery-Wear at Moschino

Daughters of Charity Cornette, 1939 and Moschino

Daughters of Charity Cornette, 1939 and Moschino

Art Nouveau at Gucci

Art Nouveau Glass ca. 1900 and Gucci

Art Nouveau Glass ca. 1900 and Gucci

19th-century Understructures at Commes des Garçons

English Cage Crinoline, ca.1865 and Commes des Garçons

English Cage Crinoline, ca.1865 and Commes des Garçons

Tahitian Ladies at Aquilano.Rimondi

The Sorcerer of Hiva Oa by Paul Gauguin, 1902 and Aquilano.Rimondi

The Sorcerer of Hiva Oa by Paul Gauguin, 1902 and Aquilano.Rimondi

Op Art at Carolina Herrera

Jesús Rafael Soto, Mural, 1961 and Carolina Herrera

Jesús Rafael Soto, Mural, 1961 and Carolina Herrera

Renaissance Puff-Sleeves at Threeasfour

Portrait of Elizabeth I of England, 1590 and Threeasfour

Portrait of Elizabeth I of England, 1590 and Threeasfour

Grass Skirts at Alexander McQueen

Grass Skirts of the Kiriwina Islands and Alexander McQueen

Grass Skirts of the Kiriwina Islands and Alexander McQueen