Over time, I’ve mentioned quite a few cases of editorials, advertisements and whatnot taking its lead from works of art, but sometimes the opposite situation also occurs, and I’m not even talking about proper fashion oriented illustration (Igor + André springs to mind seen that pretty much all of his work is based in actual fashion photos), but more artistic minded work. Think of it as a sort of reverse engineering, fashion photos inspiring modern day artists, who reinterpret these pics, imbuing it with their own creative outlook and twist.
I’ve compiled a list of cases I’ve stumbled into, but I’m quite sure many more examples abound.
Do you agree with this sort of “appropriation” or do you feel artists have to be 100% originals?
Christina Aguilera for Versace by Steven Meisel vs Edith Lebeau‘s “Le Cirque”
Javier Vallhonrat “Light and Fantastic” vs Melanie Vote
Patrick Demarchelier’s “To Dye For” vs Leslie Ditto‘s “Bell Toll”
Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott “Call of Nature” vs Julie Zarate‘s “Imprisoned ”
Corrine Day’s “The Girl From Oz” vs Tin‘s (also he really likes Gemma Ward) “Push”
Steven Meisel’s “Think Pink” vs Tin‘s “Hi”