Supermodel With a Pearl Earring: Fashion Shoots Inspired by Famous Art

While some fashion photographers are inspired by the futuristic, others go retro—very retro.

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Fashion month is in full swing, and to capitalize on the runway spectacles that are happening in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, many museums—from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Allentown Art Museum in Pennsylvania—are opening exhibitions related to la mode.

Art and fashion have had a long relationship, with major glossies inviting artists from Salvador Dalí to Barbara Kruger to direct or shoot their editorial content. But by far the most fun art-fashion fusions are the dozens of photo shoots replicating famous paintings by the likes of Klimt, Vermeer, and Lichtenstein. Below are 11 hilarious, odd, and sometimes even magical examples of fashion editorials inspired by art.

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Raquel Laneri writes for Flavorpill.

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