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.
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.