Versace 2012 Collection Inspired by Artist Henri Matisse

Ranjit Rodricks , 29 Aug 2011
The artwork by Henri Matisse that has inspired Versace's 2012 resort line
The artwork by Henri Matisse that has inspired Versace's 2012 resort line

French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) finds himself in the spotlight as Donatella Versace launches the 2012 Resort line which are heavily inspired by his leaf paintings (above).

A dress from the Versace 2012 Resort line
A dress from the Versace 2012 Resort line
A dress from the Versace 2012 Resort line - inspired by Matisse
A dress from the Versace 2012 Resort line – inspired by Matisse

The leaf print is great for a tropical holiday in the Bahamas and adds a super-bright dash of colour to the 2012 Spring-Summer wardrobe. However, Donatella is not the first designer to be inspired by Matisse. In the early Eighties, Grand Master Yves Saint Laurent did an entire collection themed around the French painter’s famous canvases and sculptures. Here are a few images from the YSL archives.

An homage to Matisse by Yves Saint Laurent
An homage to Matisse by Yves Saint Laurent
Don't you find the print familiar on this YSL gown?
Don't you find the print familiar on this YSL gown?
YSL gown inspired by Matisse's doves
YSL gown inspired by Matisse's doves
a YSL mini dress inspired by Matisse doves
a YSL mini dress inspired by Matisse doves

Maybe I’m just old-fashioned but my votes go to Yves Saint Laurent for his classic couture creations! Donatella Versace can never match-up to the legendary designer’s vision. What do you think?

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