"Milliner" is too staid a term for Philip Treacy, contemporary sculptor of wacky headgear. The Irish, London-based artist dwells in an artistic field almost exclusively his own. He fashions extraordinary, otherworldly hats that threaten to throw the heads they adorn fantastically off-balance.
Alexander McQueen tells stories with clothes. Though his sometimes outlandish designs have earned him a bad boy reputation, he isn't interested in spectacle for spectacle's sake. His work is magical, sinister, decadent and historically influenced. McQueen always tells a story with clothes, his creati
What would the Baroque have been without Rubens? This dynamo of artistic energy infiltrated all the great courts of Europe, spreading the lush, riotous, regal style that had formed in the wake of the Renaissance. His sprawling canvases depict life on an epic scale, as if he needed extra room to inclu