While design inspiration spans far and wide, (art) history has a tendency to repeat itself — including on the runway. And the newest site to find a spot on our daily blog rolls is one that draws very direct lines, from art we admire on museum walls and in college textbooks to the art we wear. Launched just yesterday, Part Nouveau dissects the current fashion world's most stunning moments and sheds light on the paintings, photographs, and clothing (naturally) that came first.
The cathedral-wall-chic collection for Dolce & Gabbana? An homage to a real Sicilian house of worship. A breathtaking Dior couture dress? Looks strikingly similar to one of Katsushika Hokusai's most famous paintings, no? With explanations and beautiful visuals, this site is like a daily dose of art and fashion history — and an enlightening way to understand how they go hand in hand. Plus, you may never look at your
archives closet the same way ever again.
Photo: Courtesy of Part Nouveau