Normally, our weekly Art Inspired Fashion post sticks to just one piece by the artist, but in this case, Edward's prolific Daily Paintings are nearing the 2,000 mark, and there was just no way to chose only one. I first wrote about Edward when he was about a year into this challenge, and eventually I had to have one of his paintings for myself. I've since watched as style, colors, and subjects evolved in the most wonderful ways. To me, the hues became increasingly saturated, the brush strokes looser, the overall effect more abstract, and there was a feeling of not just confidence, but mastery. I feel a bit proud of his accomplishments, but obviously am not the only one drawn to his work--Edward has a world-wide following and has been commissioned to do portraits of actors and even the President of Germany. I think you can see why his work has attracted so many fans. Today Edward's show of larger paintings opens at Leibkranz Gallery in Berlin.
This week's fashion inspiration draws from the constant saturated colors in Edward Gordon's paintings.
There are only 26 days left until Edward paints his 2,000th daily painting. He told me that after this he will stop the series, so if you're interested you can still enter the daily bidding to purchase one of his paintings on his site.
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Clothing Details: Reed Krakoff Printed stretch silk chiffon wrap dress $1,290; Marie-Hélène de Taillac 22-karat gold opal ring $3,450; Mary Jo Matsumoto Thalia Street Tote $450; Alexandre Birman Multi-strap python sandals $495; Weston Mary Ellen Jasper printed silk journals $57 each; The Row Cat eye acetate and leather sunglasses $445
P.S. Make sure to swing by On PCH later this morning to see photos of Hal Rubenstein, Fashion Director of InStyle Magazine, and the LACMA Costume Council ladies in all their finery celebrating his new book, 100 Unforgettable Dresses.