Fashion Workshop: Steichen’s Inspiring Images
Fashion illustrator Renaldo Barnette leads a hands-on fashion illustration workshop inspired by the costumes and poses in Edward Steichen’s In Exaltation of Flowers. Design your own clothing in the style of the paintings’ era (1910–1913), and discuss (in English and Spanish) how the colors and construction of the time influence the fashion of today.
Freelance fashion designer, illustrator, and creative consultant Renaldo Barnette is Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where he has taught for thirty years in the Fashion Design Art Department, instructing students in Figure Drawing, Flats & Specs, Portfolio Development, and Fashion Model Drawing.
Image: Edward Steichen (American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973). (Left to right) In Exaltation of Flowers: Rose, Geranium; Petunia, Caladium, Budleya; Golden-Banded Lily, Violets, ca. 1910–13. Tempera and gold leaf on canvas. Art Bridges. © 2023 The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Support provided by Art Bridges.