Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Although you probably know him for his dreamy Rococo work, The Swing, Fragonard's The Stolen Kiss, is a perfect example of his intimate and erotic body of work from the 1700s. It leapt out at me this week as such a pretty point of fashion inspiration for fall, although I'll admit I was drawn in more by her creamy skin and the romantic tableau than the actual gown. But once I stopped to think about it, there's something appealing about a softer alternative to the sea of black, oxblood and cobalt. And just like the prolific artist himself, (Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings in his lifetime) there are almost as many ways to style a white gown! I really love the idea of pairing it with modern bags and leather jackets for a sweet contrast with a little edge.
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