Museum Pieces: Spring Fashion Inspiration Roundup

As we persist in sprinkling UnBeige with the tastiest morsels we happened upon during the Fashion Week that was, we couldn’t help but notice the higher than usual number of designers that pointed to artists (and other designers) as among the influences for their spring 2009 collections. You know that Ralph Rucci was inspired in part by the work of Mark Rothko, and the Rodarte girls were swooning for Robert Smithson (crossed with Star Wars), but what about everyone else? Unable to resist a good round-up, we present the following list of artists and the designers that they inspired for the clothes and trends that will blossom come spring.

laing lucio.jpgInfluence | Influenced
Lee Bontecou | Richard Chai
Louise Bourgeois | Frank Tell
Nina Bovasso | Verrier
Coco Chanel | Derek Lam
Dan Flavin | Adam Lippes, Proenza Schouler
Lucio Fontana | Jeremy Laing (at left)
Naum Gabo | Ohne Titel
Alexander Girard | Anna Sui
Ellsworth Kelly | Pamella Roland
Morris Louis | Wren, James Coviello
John McCraken | Calvin Klein Collection
Bruce Nauman | Doo.Ri
Marilyn Neuhart | Anna Sui
Kenneth Noland | James Coviello
Emil Nolde | Sabyasachi
Verner Panton | Miss Sixty
Richard Phillips | Frank Tell
Ettore Sottsass | Phi
Grant Wood | Organic