The pop-culture icon behind this latest fashion and design trend
Andy Warhol, whose work straddled the worlds of art and commerce like few before or since, would undoubtedly have been pleased to see just how ubiquitous his imagery has become. A newly opened exhibition at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts, Warhol Mania, examines his designs – traditional advertising – for clients such as Perrier and Absolute. But his legacy – and lithography – goes well beyond the usual corporate applications (Bugaboo’s recent release of banana-print baby strollers is an example). This season, floral motifs on a J.Crew sweatshirt and a Viktor & Rolf frock are casually Warholian. Truly committed fans might consider Asprey’s pricey money bank: The sterling silver recalls Warhol’s foiled Factory studio, while the bright pattern is done in a punchy, pop-art palette the maestro would surely approve of.
Pop Art Flowers sweatshirt, $81.50 at J.Crew
Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Colour Stick
A look from Viktor & Rolf’s spring/summer 2015 collection.
Andy Warhol’s offset lithograph Absolut Vodka (1985), currently on display in Montreal.