See How Picasso’s Explosive Cubist Style Inspired All the Most Daring Looks From Moschino’s Fall 2020 Milan Runway Show
The show was an homage to the master artist's greatest pictorial and sculptural inventions.
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott, the creative director of Moschino, got crafty with his latest runway presentation at Milan Fashion Week, serving up looks pulled straight from the Modernist pantheon.
In a sweeping homage to Pablo Picasso, each of his ensembles were variations on his paintings, sculptural collages, and his general use of color and geometry. None of the models had misplaced eyeballs or distorted faces, but there were a fair number of fractured ensembles that alluded to Picasso’s Cubist tendencies.
For art historians in the audience, there were nods to the 1907 painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, the artist’s lifetime obsession with minotaurs, and an actual three-dimensional guitar-dress.
In the interest of academic rigor, we’ve paired some of the best looks from the show with their artistic antecedents.
Les Demoiselles D’Avignon (1907)
A 3-D rendition of Picasso’s Guitar (1912–14)
Stripes a la Picasso’s nautical portrait Le Marin (1943), complete with a bulbous hand
Picasso’s muse Femme au beret et a la robe quadrillee (Marie-Therese Walter)
A more subdued palette for recalled Picasso’s King of the Minotaurs (1958)
Acrobatic argyle as seen in Arlequin assis (1901)
A recent lot offered at Christie’s Homme et femme nus (1968)
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