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“Dante and Virgil in Hell” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1850) / Rick OwensCollage art @artlexachung

The art history you might’ve missed at Paris Fashion Week

The girls of @artlexachung turn their analytical eye to the runways, bringing us the best parallels between art and fashion, straight from the city of light

As Paris brings SS16 to a close, we look back at the biggest moments of the season. And you while you might’ve seen Dior’s ambitious flower set and Alexander McQueen’s folklore-inspired collection – did you notice these collections’ parallels to classic art? If not, not to worry: for one last time this season, the crew over at @artlexachung have unveiled the desginers’ artistic inclinations – away from the Louvre. From the relationship between a grunge Ruth Bell at Saint Laurent and a painting by master of surrealism René Magritte to the connection between Rick Owens’ human backpacks and a scene from Dante’s inferno – here are Paris’ fine art parallels.