Thursday, 15 March 2012

Vivienne Westwood Inspired by Portraiture

For Westwood's collection Portrait (A/W 1990-1) she wanted her models to look as if they had stepped out of a painting and her inspiration was 18th and 19th century portraiture. The jacket below was designed and created with direct influence from Walter Hawkesworth Fawkes's painting.

Though not the same process, or intention, it's interesting to see a different piece where classical portraiture has been a direct influence.

Vivienne Westwood, Portrait, Collection A/W 1990-1
Walter Hawkesworth Fawkes, The boy with a bat, 18th century

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