Chloe, Violin Dress by Karl Lagerfeld, 1983
"Le Violon d'Ingres", 1924 (left) is a iconic photograph by Man Ray, inspired by French painter,Jean Auguste Domingue's, "La Grande Baigneuse" (right).
Both works of Art depict the beauty of the female form. Like a violin, Man Ray has depicted the similarities in lines and curves that exist on the female body.
Just as Man Ray was inspired by Domingue, his photograph has continued its inspiration into such modern day collections as Viktor & Rolf, and Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Milan Fashion Week (2009)
For those of you who may have followed my blog from the beginning, you would know that my first passion is the violin. I was classically trained in Europe and it is something extremely personal to me. For any violinist, a violin is like a relationship. Each violin is completely different and very much alive.
It is even said to be the nearest instrument to the human voice, distinguishing genders by the different ranges of colors and tones capable by each unique voice. The inspiration is limitless and the voice is the purest form of emotion. It is no surprise, modern day fashion designers are continuously inspired by the beauty of a Violin.
Shoes by Kobi Levi
Specially designed for the "8 variations for Stradivari" exhibition at Cremona, Italy (May 2013), this style is Kobi's view of the classic instrument. The brown leather mimics the warmness of carved wood and with "strings" up the heel and F-shaped "holes" on the insole and sole, the transformation into a shoe shape is complete.
Corset Belt : Victorian Muse, mahogany leather