Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Georgia O’Keefe has frequented the mood boards of many over the years, and given the recent retrospective of her life and style at The Brooklyn Museum, it’s no surprise the artist’s legacy would repeat amid Fashion circles this spring. Though away from the obvious homage to O’Keefe’s iconic blooms, designer Rosetta Getty delved deeper into the artist’s personal life, her wardrobe and legacy; “O’Keeffe’s disciplined aesthetic and her incredible ability to pare things down to their purest form are qualities I greatly relate to as a designer” – said Getty, as her models emerged dressed in long, languid layers of creamy satin, tied at the waist with ribbon or left loose in monastic tunic sets smattered in silky patchwork – lounge dressing at it’s most indulgent. Elsewhere, Getty introduced colour with a standout sky-blue trench, fluted at the sleeves and a gently cinched suit licked in fire red. The level of intimacy in Getty’s work prevailed with a series of garments printed with nudes of O’Keeffe herself, obtained from the MET and taken by Alfred Stieglitz; Georgia O’Keeffe once said; “I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.” – Anna Ross
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