SIA Inspiration: John Singer Sargent 2.0

It’s Daenel’s turn to curate SIA, and she picked a classic piece:

This, of course, is the famous Portrait of Madame X by John Singer Sargent. The portrait caused a scandal when it was first exhibited, both by the reputation of the model (Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau, a Parisian socialite and beauty) as well as by the suggestive way Sargent painted her (and indeed, when I first knew about this portrait, I was struck by how modern her dress is.)

The obvious way to intepret this would be a little black dress, but since I don’t have one, I’ll have to figure something else out. Remember to send your outfits to Daenel (livingoutsidethestacks@gmail.com) by next Tuesday, August 14, to be included in the round-up. Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!



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