Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Adele Bloch-Bauer I, or 'Golden Adele', is often referred to as the Austrian Mona Lisa. The centerpiece of the Bloch-Bauer's collection, it was confiscated by the Nazis and later bought by a gallery in Vienna in 1941. In 2006, a court decision attributed the ownership of the painting to Maria Altmann, the niece of the Bloch-Bauers, who then sold the painting for 135 million dollars to Ronald Lauder for his Neue Galerie in New York City. It seems fitting that the lady was ensconced in gold, the ultimate party girl color, and as luck would have it, it's the color du jour for party girls everywhere this fall.
Want to see a modern Adele Bloch-Bauer? Look no further than my new west coast style site: On PCH. You can also check out TrustYourStyle's 23 other art inspired posts on the right hand index if you're craving more...
Golden Girl look: Marc Jacobs Sequined Gown $6,625; Versace Paillette-embellished printed dress $1,895; Anna Sui Sequined jacket $1,000; VERSACE Black Leather Coat $5,335; Moon Gold Heel Boot $370; Miu Miu gold glitter peep toe pumps $595; Versace Baroque-print leather-trimmed felt bag $995; Mathias Chaize Set of five gold-plated rings $220; Munnu Diamond Flower Bangle $58,500; Diane Kordas 18-karat rose gold diamond arabesque ring $5,555; Violent Lips Gold Glitterati $19; Buccellati "Etoilee" 18k Gold & Diamond Choker Necklace