As someone who has visited innumerable museums, from the Prado to the Met, to the Louvre, and even to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, I absolutely love fine art. Specifically, I love the work of the French masters.
This week, I’ve taken famous French artwork from my favorites–Van Gogh, Renoir, and Monet–and created outfits based on their scenery, color, light, and texture. And, as we’re all in quarantine, with some of us unable to be outside at all, these dreamy summer looks are perfect for the day when lockdowns are finally lifted.
1. Claude Monet, Les Jardins à Giverny (1902)
This delightful floral look packs a springtime punch. With a mismatched top and skirt combo, this outfit is perfect for strolling down gravel garden paths to admire the magic of Monet’s private oasis.
2. Vincent van Gogh, Wheat Field with Cypresses (1889)
This look takes me right back to the South of France, to Avignon in late July, amidst the rolling hills and rows of lavender. With the sun beating down overhead, this light, puffy-sleeved Luisa Beccaria dress and Jacquemus hat are perfect for strolling around the countryside, and this Mansur Gavriel bag is perfect for stowing the wild flowers you pick along the way.
3. Auguste Renoir, Bal du Moulin de la Galette (1876)
This Renoir masterpiece makes me pine for the days without social distancing, when dressing up and going out on the weekends to see friends was the norm. This stunning Alexandre Vauthier number is sophisticated but light, perfect for a weekend summer outing, while the classic Chanel flap and Paris Texas slingbacks add just the right amount of elegance.
4. Vincent van Gogh, Café Terrace à Nuit (1888)
Finally, this number is perfect for a fun night out. The lace-trimmed Markarian slip dress is the perfect, easy slip. Accented by a bright gold Galvan blazer, purple Bottega Veneta mini clutch, and sparkling Mach & Mach pumps, this texturally stunning combination is the epitome of Parisian chic.