Name That Koons
Uptown fashion inspired by modern art
We love when fashion and art collide, and nobody translates the canvas to clothing quite like Lisa Perry.
Last year, the designer?s Madison Avenue shop popped with a series of Lichtenstein-emblazoned shifts. She resumes her museum-to-minidress approach this summer with a capsule collection celebrating the world?s top-selling living artist, Jeff Koons.
Though Koons is renowned for his reproductions of banal objects, Perry?s interpretations are anything but: This white-sequined dress ($2,750) looks simple from the front but shows off a bold reproduction of the artist?s 1988 Pink Panther sculpture on the back. A cropped leather moto jacket ($2,495) displays his famous stainless-steel Rabbit, and saturated bangles ($295) show off images from the funky Monkey Train (Birds) screen-print.
While the price tags are steep, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Koons Family Institute, an initiative of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.
And considering the going rate for a Koons original these days, we?re getting the next best thing for a song.
Lisa Perry, 976 Madison Ave. (between 76th and 77th sts.); 212-334-1956 or lisaperrystyle.com