BY BARBARA MCCONAGHY
PHOTOGRAPHED BY ZAID HAMID AT THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION WASHINGTON DC
Fashion and art have always had a special connection,
so much so that the lines between the two often blur,
creating a confl uence of admiration, inspiration, and
conceptual "borrowing" that has, through the ages,
driven Renaissance to Dada, and Fall's latest "new black" to
Spring's trendiest "must have." Fashion is art, art is fashion; both
are ever-changing, yet, both leave indelible echoes which bounce
infi nitely within our collective notions of taste and style.
Now enter the collectors and patrons-those who understand
this dance. They're the chic and fashionable from business, society
and the entertainment world, who fervently support both their
favorite artists and fashion brands. Our spring fashion shoot was
inspired by all these factors, and exhibits that, within this enduring
dalliance, Spring 2006 is not only the "year of the dress," but also
the year of artful dressing.
"I'm doing a painting of oarsmen,
which I've been itching to do for a long time. I'm not ge ing any
younger, and I didn't want to defer this
little festivity which later on I won't any longer be able to aff ord;
already it's very diffi cult…" -Pierre-Auguste Renoir in a letter to Paul Berard﹐ 1880
"The look is clean,
modern urban dresses that can
go out for cocktails, yet still
bring out your inner Goddess."
Save de Date
Join The Phillips Collection and Washington Life at the gallery’s
Spring 2006 black-tie dinner. Tickets, $1000; Contact/ticket buying
information (202) 387-2151 x315
The exhibition “The Renoir Returns: A Celebration of
Masterworks at the Phillips Collection,” featuring “Luncheon of
the Boating Party,” opens to the public at The Phillips Collection.
1600 21st St., N.W.; (202) 387-2151, www.phillipscollection.org
Produced and styled by Barbara McConaghy. Fashion assistant and editorial credit by Elizabeth Moon. Photographed by Zaid Hamid, Coordinated by
Allison Signorelli the Phillips Collection gala coordinator and Joelle Seligson the publicist for The Phillips Collection, Occasions Caterer Matt Zapalla,
TOKA Salon and Spa hair designer Mazir Ozturk, T.H.E. Artist Agency for makeup artist Anita Bahramy and for models Yun and Laura Peterson. Special
thanks to Neiman Marcus, Saks Jandel, Muleh, Blink, Urban Chic and Gucci.