There's probably no living artist whose work is more controversial than American artist Jeff Koons, who insists there are no hidden meanings in his work. The question over whether his work is of historical importance or just crass kitch merchandised to the art world is debated endlessly. Fueled by the great lengths taken to cultivate his personal persona by hiring an image consultant, placing advertisements in international art magazines of himself surrounded by the trappings of success, and giving interviews referring to himself in the third person, the publicity surrounding Koons built to a frenzy when he married to Italian porn star La Cicciolina, and his autobiographical "Made in Heaven" series documenting their union remains his most controversial series yet.
Known for his reproduction of mundane objects, "Balloon Dog" is an example of one of his enlarged pieces made of stainless steel with mirror finish surfaces. Equally famous for the prices his work commands--Koons' pieces have topped the world market on several occasions selling in the double digit millions. Love him or hate him, you have to admit that this guy knows how to have fun--or at least create the illusion.
Today's art-inspired fashion post is nothing if not Koons-inspired. The message this season at Miu Miu is that girls just want to have fun wearing hot pink and shiny shoes--and I have to agree!
Details: Miu Miu top, $590; Miu Miu skirt, $820; Miu Miu shoes, $695; Bottega Veneta Leather Clutch, $1900; Karen Walker oversized glasses $180; Lancome Lipstick $22.