May 29, 2012

Art Inspired: Steve Gianakos, She Could Hardly Wait





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The mix of sophisticated and low-brow is a recurring theme in both art or fashion, and nothing symbolizes this marriage better than the humble safety pin, immortalized by designers like Tom Binns, Alexander McQueen and Versace among many others. This week's Art Inspired Fashion Post (#49) looks to Steve Gianakos, who uses cartoon allegories to portray the absurdity of the human condition. His work is included in several museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum. Gianakos' drawing, She Could Hardly Wait, is part of the Exquisite Corpses: Drawings and Disfigurations exhibition at MOMA, on view at MOMA through July 9, 2012.




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Do you like the idea of an adorned safety pin in your fashion arsenal?


Details (clockwise left to right): Ileana Makri Diamond & pink gold necklace $1,531; Lanvin Safety Pin Dress $6,270; NARS Shimmer Eyes $24; Ileana Makri Safety Pink 18k Rose Gold Diamond Ring $2,225; McQ Safety Pin Key Ring $58; Gucci Metallic Leather Sandals, $850; Carven Anastasia Flip Shades $370.

36 comments :

dimitri said...

It's a beautiful inspiration.
I love this look. Everything goes together so well.
Lovely dress and sunglasses.
xo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Quite marvelous..love that dress and the draping of it. Beautiful. Hope you are having a great week so far!! xox

Fashion-Bridge said...

Details, details and one more time details make an outfit live! This look is amazing thanks to all the accessories you've pulled off together!

Xx

Alexandra

www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

rolala said...

I'm loving the minimalist elegance of this art inspired look. There is a tongue in cheek feel to an adorned safety pin which I quite like.

Have a wonderful week Mary Jo!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Alexis Grace said...

We do tend to take the mundane and make it special.... I love that about art and fashion. And those Gucci sandals are insane!

kristina said...

i love the humble safety pin, what a great post mary jo, once again! + i love what you've picked out here!
xo

Couture Carrie said...

Very cool post, darling!
Love that dress!

xoxox,
CC

Dyan said...

love your picks, mary jo! i do like the safety pin motif. an everyday item bejeweled :)

Scarllet Gonçalves said...

Love the sunglasses :)
Have an amazing day beautiful,
xoxo
www.scarlletgs.blogspot.com

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

this is such a darling post. I love the quirkiness of the safety pin in fashion and art. From being strictly a form of aid in need to being an artsy status symbol, I think the safety pin is (so to speak) quite cool. =)
xo,
nancy

Blond Duck said...

I love to see what inspires you!

Giovanna said...

Great inspo! Love the dress and sunnies!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

fluff and fripperies said...

I absolutely adore that safety pin necklace. But I am not so crazy about the price!

Emma xo
www.fluffandfripperies.com

MalibuMara said...

Thos pins are cute, if they looked like that I wouldn't mind adding them to my style!
MalibuMara

ROULA said...

Beautiful dress!

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Glam Fashionista said...

Great inspiration. Your choice of Nars product is perfect as I do like all his products.

canvasofculture said...

ahh those black glasses are amazing!! love the necklace and shoes too. great items you found:)

http://canvasofculture.blogspot.com/

About Last Weekend said...

Gorgeous dress! And who could forget that safety pin dress worn by Liz Hurley, worn with barely any makeup and with no other jewelery it was fabulous. Too many diapers in my past for me to be tempted though...

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

You did such an incredible job interpreting it! Love the safety pin dress.

Hope you had a wonderful MDW :) xoxo

lover said...

Love this post too!!!!!
safety Pin.....I am sure that is what held my diapers up... Not such lovely ones as these but, I must be dating myself with that info....

xo
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ANGELA said...

I love the idea of finding a outfit inspired from a painting:)The outfit you choose is fantastic,so chic:)

MOSAMUSE said...

beautiful art inspiration and fashion finds!! great post!
xo
MOSAMUSE

MOSAMUSE.com

Cafe Fashionista said...

First, I LOVE that art piece - there is something so appealing about it.

Second, this look is phenomenal! I have to admit, I do quite like the idea of safety pin accessories - they add a subtle bit of edginess. :)

classiq said...

Great interpretation of the drawing, Mary Jo! xo

Little Rus said...

I think this is my favourite outfits of all you've done so far. Absolutely in love with everything. And yes, I'd definitely wear a safety pin, especially in gold coloured metal, slightly oversizes, perhaps with a pearl accent on it. x

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow..what an amazing inspiration and that dress totally blew me away. Stunning, my dear. Kisses

Whitney Cosgrave said...

I like the safety pins!

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

Oh I love everything! Those shoes are so pretty! xo

katie said...

this is such a great look for a hot, summer night in new york...
i think you should re-create it!!

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

That dress is so beautifully draped! I love it :) although I am not a fan of the safety pins, haha. x

danielle said...

i like that idea a lot. this collection is PERFECT. loving the greens and the golds.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

I love making the ordinary extraordinary. And yes, I'd take that gorgeous safety pin diamond and pink gold necklace or the ring anyday, Mary Jo! Love your art/fashion comparisons! ;) Have a wonderful week, sweets! {and thanks for stopping by this week to see me!}

xoxo
Sandy M Illustration ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

Toni-Yvonne said...

These are my favourite type of your posts! When you draw inspiration from the art world. Those shoes are simply amazing

xx

Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said...

love those sunglasses

Miss Margaret Cruzemark said...

You have manage to make my heart beats like crazy with these uber cool clothes and shoes!!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Greetings!
Thanks for stopping by my place today! Karena is a sweetheart!

Your blog is beautiful. I really love the drape of this dress, but I'll pass on the safety pin! :)

You're quite the fashionista. Loved your interview with Jeffrey...think that was his name. What a talent. Also liked his comment about fashion being second nature. That's how it's become for me, but it took longer than it should have! I think height lets you pull off so much more when it comes to fashion. Looks that would just weigh you down, if you were shorter.

Take care!,
Barbara
The Treasured Home

 
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