Vera Wang RTW Spring 2009
Style.com reports that the influence for this collection was the artist, Niki de Saint Phalle. Vera Wang has delivered collections influenced by the works of Mark Rothko, Matisse and Kees Van Dongen. It is exciting to see what artist or movement will inspire her every season. It also makes me dig out my neglected art history text books. Niki de Saint Phalle was a French Vogue cover model along with a important artist in the Nouveau Réalisme movement. She is famous for her "Shooting Paintings". She would shoot a .22 caliber rifle at a "wooden base board on which containers of paint were laid, then covered with plaster". The bullets would hit the paint containers and the spillage would be the art. Niki de Saint Phalle most recognizable art is her large colorful public sculptures. Many are peppered throughout California.