You’re going to have to gives us a moment, because we’re still wrapping our heads around that fact that one of our favorite eras of fashion, the ’60s, is being interpreted though the artwork of Robert Indiana. By the queen of modern Mod, Lisa Perry, no less. Considering that this is her fourth artist-inspired collection, we shouldn’t be that dumbstruck, but any opportunity to channel Edie Sedgwick sends us mad as a hatter.
If Indiana’s nam doesn’t ring a bell, don’t worry, because you’ve probably already posed with his most famous work, the graphic “Love” statue. For Perry, it’s been a catalyst of inspiration for years. It “has made me happy since I first saw it when I was a little girl. I admire the brilliance of an artist that can create something that becomes iconic and recognizable for the ages.” she told WWD.
For those who are familiar with Indiana’s oeuvre, you can expect to see his “Decade Autoportrait” (pictured left) and “Numbers” paintings worked into the designs, many of which we imagine will be stem-showcasing mini silhouettes.
The collection will roll out in September at Perry’s Madison Avenue store as well as www.lisaperrystyle.com, with sales benefiting The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
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