Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sherman Questions IX

1. Cindy Sherman Untitled #408, 2002
2. Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2010

With the staging of tasteless women in shiny, ruffled evening gowns, Sherman finds herself united with Marc Jacobs and his incisive collections. Alternating between grey wallflower minimalism and an explosion of tackiness.

Image credits Cindy Sherman, Catwalking

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sherman Questions VIII

1. Cindy Sherman Untitled (Balenciaga), 2007
2. Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2004

Another image from the infamous yet untitled Balenciaga series. But this time, Sherman's outfit feels rather Cavalli-esque. A nod from the art of high fashion to the blonde ambitions of Barbie couture?

Image credits Cindy Sherman, Catwalking

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sherman Questions VII

1. Cindy Sherman Untitled (Balenciaga), 2008
2. Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2007

Indeed, Sherman carefully picks the clothes that are depicted with her characters. And it is not by coincidence that six portraits solely feature head-to-toe Balenciaga - as they follow the invitation by Nicolas Ghesquière. In return, the Fall/Winter 2010 collection includes printed shirts and dresses featuring quotes appropriated from Sherman reviews and interviews published in art magazines.

Image credits Cindy Sherman, Catwalking