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