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Vincent Van Gogh, meet Felicity Brown

March 31st, 2011

Vincent Van Gogh - Starry Night

Oops, I had completely forgotten. It’s Vincent Van Gogh‘s birthday! The quintessential starving artist, Van Gogh had a tough life – chronically plagued with mental and physical illness – but he was able to produce some absolutely incredible works of art. One of my personal favourites is The Starry Night, painted in 1889 during his stay at a hospital and former monastery in Saint Rémy. So I was delighted when I saw photos of the Fashion East show for Spring 2011. Among the designers who showed was Felicity Brown, whose swirling application of raw-edged silk in vibrant colours is reminiscent of the movement in Van Gogh’s starlit sky. See for yourself:

Vincent Van Gogh - The Starry Night

The Starry Night (1889)

Felicity Brown SS11

Felicity Brown SS11, via Style.com

If you wish to procure the wearable equivalent to Van Gogh’s painterly aesthetic, Brown’s stunning dresses are available at Barneys.

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One Response

  1. Helen says:

    Starry night is my personal fav as well 🙂

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