Fashion Inspired by Real People

I recently received a great article  from a friend of mine about Cristobal Balenciaga.
"Without the fishermen and farmers, priests and church elders of his native Spain, designer Cristobal Balenciaga would have been at a loss for inspiration."
This source of inspiration is not unique to Balenciaga. Many designers are inspired by the people who surround them everyday.
Cristobal Balenciaga inspired by Flamenco Dancer

Ralph Lauren Inspired by Women of the Great Depression

Yves Saint Laurent inspired by Nuns
Prada inspired by Fishermen
For those of you who think that high fashion is something out of reach don't forget that most high fashion designers are inspired by the clothes that you and the people you know are already wearing!!


DW said...

No comments on this post?! I thought it was very insightful
:-) Nice blog, good looks...

Hand~Pck'd by Nikona said...

Who knew! ~ great fashion inspired post, it's nice to know that high end fashion doesn't fall too far from the tree.