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At the Met Gala, Great Art is Fashion

May 7, 2024

Art x Fashion

We couldn't help but notice some surprising similarities these iconic Met Gala looks shared with our favorite pieces at Kodner Gallery. Stop by for a closer look at three timeless paintings that embody the inextricable link between art and fashion, now available at Kodner Gallery.
Alex de Andreis (Belgian, 1880 - 1929)
Portrait of a Musketeer
Oil on Canvas
26 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches
Signed Upper Left
Available for Purchase
We thought Barry Keoghan's Burberry look seemed familiar… Alex de Andreis serves up something similar in his Portrait of a Musketeer. The Belgian painter deftly depicts a young man posing in an exaggerated lace collar over a silk floral brocade vest. The impracticality and opulence of the crimson, sateen coat is heightened by a matching, silk ribbon bullet holder in-lieu of a pocket-watch chain…
Delphin Enjolras (French, 1857 - 1945)
In the Boudoir
Oil on Canvas
29 1/2 x 22 inches
Signed Lower Left
Available for Purchase
We needed to pay homage to Doja Cat's iconic Vetments wet look. Recalling the concept of Phidean drapery first popularized in Ancient Greece, this particular style of "conceal and reveal" clothing became widely revitalized and romanticized by 19th Century French painters like Delphin Enjolras.

In the Boudoir depicts a young woman illuminated by the soft glow of a lamp. Her dress slips from her shoulder, pooling lusciously around her feet. Enjolras gives us a sumptuous scene, rich with detail, vibrancy, and texture.
Charles Harold Davis (American, 1856-1933)
Gray Brothers
Oil on Canvas
30 x 24 inches
Available for Purchase
Once you notice the similarities between Lana Del Rey in archival Alexander McQueen and Gray Brothers by Charles Harold Davis -- you can't unsee them. Their shared inclusion of moody, twisting branches, and reliance upon a neutral palette lends an immutable sense of power and grace to both painting and dress. This connection is accentuated by the way the painting’s hazy, atmospheric tone translates seamlessly to Lana’s translucent headpiece.

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