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Top fashion moments in paintings

We asked you which painting has inspired your fashion work and we are sharing the answers!

Countless fashion collections have been inspired by paintings, but we wanted to know which painted garments have inspired young creatives’ work. From Pre-Raphaelite Arthurian witches to a modern portrait of model Ambar Cristal Zarzuela crying after a mosquito’s bite in a Gucci dress, we are sharing our readers’ favourite paintings, hoping to inspire you!



What a classic! The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I of England, artist unknown, suggested by @phil_dsgn


Boxer shorts and butterfly wings! Dimitris Tsarouhis’ sailors, suggested by Dimitris Karayannis

A true icon; Louis XIV of France (1638-1715), portrait, after Claude Lefèbvre, suggested by @Rokusfalvyanna


Name a better colour. Queen Henrietta Maria by Anthony van Dyck, 1636, suggested by @_curtains_curtains


“I have started knitting this sweater!” Christopher Woods’ self-portrait, 1927, suggest by @alice.morell.evans


A mood. L’antipapa by Marx Ernst, 1942, suggested by @violanellaiuola


What a pattern! Woman with Bouquet by Laura Wheeler Waring, 1940, suggested by @__0009944_


The colour, the folfds, the fabric. Flaming June by Frederic Lord Leighton, 1830-1896, suggested by our team


Sportswear inspiration forever. To Douse the Devil for a Ducat, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 2015, suggested by @K3ll4art


A muse. Camille, or The woman in the green dress by Monet, 1866, suggested by @brandonfernandex


Not sure what is happening here, but it works. Morgan le Fay by Frederick Sandys, 1864, suggested by @Maria.Fabiona


Which runway does this belong to? “Sidonia von Bork” by Edward Burne-Jones, 1860, suggested by our team


This textile work though… The Wounded Dove, Rebecca Solomon, 1872, suggested by @Amber.Ori


Beatiful. Toyin Ojih Odutola, Pregnant, 2017, suggested by our team


Remember this from the Vogue Italia cover? Ice cream in Mozambique, Nassi Namoda, 2018 suggested by @Sakurednuda


Galliano has gotten inspired by this too! Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Central Park by Diego Rivera, 1947 suggested by @g_ytan