You might remember reading on TheArtGorgeous in December that Victoria Beckham discovered a new passion for a third career. Besides being a former pop star and now designer, Beckham tried her hand at being an art curator by transforming her Dover Street Store into an Old Masters exhibition. Now it seems, the paintings are inspiring the multi-talented business mogul further…
In lieu with Masters Week and in celebration of the The Female Triumphant, Victoria Beckham and Sotheby’s have partnered up yet again to celebrate the timeless elegance of old masters with an collection of works by pioneering female artists. Sharing similar ideas, pieces from Beckham’s Pre Spring Summer 2019 collection are inspired by the beauty and romanticism of paintings in Sotheby’s Old Masters and 19th Century European Art auctions. The works of art includes are by the likes of Angelika Kauffmann, Michaelina Wautier and Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun. By delving into the past, Beckham’s collections draw parallels between fashion from centuries apart in a beautiful fashion. Take a look for yourself.
Tailoring and uniforms inspired by Antoinette-Cécile-Hortense Haudebourt-Lescot’s painting
A frothy fichu inspired by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun’s portrait
Luxe fabrics inspired by Amile-Ursule Guillebaud’s beautiful composition
Distinct sleeves inspired by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun’s painting
A return to classicism inspired by American artist Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau work of two women
Animal prints inspired by French artist Rosa Bonheur
Free the nipple! Inspired by Portrait of Madame De Genlis by Marie-Victoire Lemoine
Hints of the east taking notes from the Portrait of Muhammad Dervish Khan by artist Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun
The Chemise inspired by the portrait of three children painted by Angelika Kauffmann, R.A.
Still life transforms to active life in this ensemble inspired by Michaelina Wautier’s beautiful painting.
All images from Sotheby’s
Text by Peigi Mackillop