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This Vogue Exhibit — Featuring A Gorgeous Portrait Of Yalitza Aparicio — Is Now Open In Mexico City

Any designer will tell you that art and fashion often go hand-in-hand. Through the ages, art has reflected so much about society and history solely through the clothing and architecture depicted by oils and pastels. From the runways of Paris and Milan to the pages of VOGUE, the composition, color, and forms of the latest fashions often show us that they are equivalent to the most iconic works of art created by the most masterful fine artists.

Now, Vogue is yet again showing us the relationship between art and fashion with its brand new “Vogue Like a Painting” exhibit.

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The exhibition is being shown at Mexico City’s historic Franz Mayer Museum from now until September 15, 2019. The sample of 65 images is a representation of the greatest photographs to manifest in VOGUE during its past 20 years as a publication.  The magazine’s archives were thoroughly examined to find the most impactful, most artistically composed and most striking pictures to be taken by photographers during their time at VOGUE.

Over the last two decades, some of the most iconic photographers ever have collaborated with the publication. Annie Leibovitz, Paolo Roversi, Tim Walker, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Steven Klein, Sheila Metzner, Cecil Beaton, and Edward Steichen are some of the many big name artists who have captured moments for VOGUE. They have contributed easily some of the most recognizable images that the magazine has printed and their work will be available to view at the “Vogue Like a Painting” event.

Karla Martinez de Salas, editorial director of Vogue Mexico and Latin America, had this to say about the art exhibition:

“I have always believed in the power of images, in that inexplicable magic of telling stories without words that allow us to inspire and make us dream. From a painting signed by Goya, to an image photographed by Tim Walker or Paolo Roversi, it is these beautiful visual records of fashion and culture that are truly treasured in our memory and heart.”

What all of these images have in common are distinct characteristics that are traditionally attributed to paintings and other works of fine art.

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Their narratives, details and subject matter are approached the same way a master would address a canvas. At first glance, some of these pictures don’t even look like photographs. The stylistic techniques used to capture the subject are implemented as authentically as possible — staying true to the artistic elements artists are trained in.

The compositions also invoke comparisons to different artists and art periods. Split into genres like portraiture and landscapes, artistic movements like Renaissance painting, Rococo art, and even Pre-Raphaelite works are mirrored by these photos. The images in “Vogues Like a Painting” evoke masters such as Magritte, Degas, Dalí, Botticelli and Zurbarán. Their use of light, space, color and figure drawing are mimicked by the pictures on display — making these pieces completely at home in the museum.

Of these breath-taking pictures, a gorgeous portrait of Yalitza Aparicio can also be viewed.

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This image of Yalitza Aparicio comes from a spread by the photographers Santiago & Mauricio and was published back in January 2019. The actress was the first Indigenous woman to appear on the cover of VOGUE. Displayed in the “Vogue Like a Painter” exhibit, the portrait draws comparisons to Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” The steady stare, the use of light and dark and the positioning of her body is reminiscent of the mysterious woman in the Italian master’s piece. We can even see the influence of Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits reflected in the photograph of the “Roma” star.

Debbie Smith, the curator of the “Vogue Like a Picture” exhibit spoke with VOGUE MEXICO about the inclusion of Aparicio’s portrait and how historic the actress’ fashion shoot was for the magazine, fashion and art.

“I was so shocked by the cover of Yalitza, it ‘s one of the most important things that Vogue has done in recent decades … It was impeccable. I have the file saved in my mind.”

As if these beautiful pictures weren’t enough, the exhibition also includes two dresses by Alexander McQueen — one of them never before displayed — as well as another three gowns by Comme des Garçons, Christian Lacroix and Nina Ricci. These pieces were borrowed especially for the “Vogue Like a Painting” exhibit. If you can get to Mexico City for this show, definitely give it a look. It is without a doubt one of the most historic mixtures of art and fashion to be seen today.

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From Slip Dresses To Rompers– All Of The Best Buys For Your New Work-From-Home Look

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From Slip Dresses To Rompers– All Of The Best Buys For Your New Work-From-Home Look

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The only good thing about being diligent about social distancing? There is no dress code when it comes to working from home.

Still, there’s no denying that for many of us work-from-homers, comfort-first attire can be a bit of a bummer and at times a blow to self-esteem. After all, wearing sweats and your favorite old t-shirt might be fun but underneath they’re reminders that our broken routines are a symptom of a worldwide health crisis. Oh yeah… and who really feels their red-carpet best when they’ve got bedhead, dragon breath, and worn pajama bottoms on?

For some help with creating new healthy habits during this time, we found the cutest and comfy work from home pieces! Check them out below!

Target’s Women’s Satin Slip Dress – A New Day

This knee-length slip dress has a simple silhouette and a sweet V-neckline that gives the perfect feminine flair. Wear it with a cardigan and socks and you’re ready to go. For $24 you can but it here.

Zara’s Striped Knit Dress

This knit dress with scoop neck and long sleeves is super stretchy– perfect for curling up at home on your laptop. For $49.50 you can but it here.

Nordstrom’s IDOL Tattoo Print Satin Slipdress

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This satiny mini designed with a drapey cowl neck and an eye-catching collage print is the perfect throw up dress. For $24 you can but it here.

Everlane’s Japanese GoWeave Long Slip Dress

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Long slip dresses are a closet essential and this one comes in Everlane’s very own wrinkle-resistant, drapey Japanese GoWeave. With a little slit up the side, it makes for the perfect slip-on to make you feel comfy and chic at home. For $88 you can but it here.

ASOS DESIGN shirred romper with frill sleeve

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This one comes in a classic cut, frill sleeves and side pockets to keep whatever you need on hand! For $40.00$22.00 you can but it here.

Madewell’s Tie-Strap Overlay Cover-Up Romper

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Made of airy fabric and simple but colorful textural stripes, this romper is the kind of thing you’ll want to wear all day. For $78.00 $46.80 you can but it here.

Ruffle Detail Strapless Jumpsuit

Looking to channel Camila Cabello and her looks? Wear this sunny strapless piece on your isolation walks. For $59.00 $35.404 you can but it here.

Savior Cardi B And Her Fave Brand Fashion Nova Are Giving Away $1,000 An Hour

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Savior Cardi B And Her Fave Brand Fashion Nova Are Giving Away $1,000 An Hour

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When it comes to tackling the Coronavirus pandemic, the fashion world is really turning out, mi gente.

In a recent post to her Instagram account, Cardi B announced that she has paired up with Fashion Nova to help people in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Starting this coming Thursday, on April 9, Fashion Nova Cares With Cardi B will be giving away $1,000 per hour those affected by the outbreak. The give away is reported to last up until May 20.

The donations will go to 24 winners each day and will be given to them at their discretion.

That’s right. Pay your bills, pay your rent, even buy some self-care products or some games to help endure the days of isolation and boredom.

Both Cardi B and Fashion Nova’s founder and CEO issued official statements about their giveaways.”People are struggling to pay rent, buy food, medicine and other essentials for themselves and their families. We all feel compassion and concern for those affected by the Coronavirus, Richard Saghian, Fashion Nova’s CEO and founder, said in an official statement. “Fashion Nova Cares with Cardi B will provide people with necessary relief to help them get through this crisis. As a community-driven brand, we are inspired by the kindness and generosity of others and we wanted to do our part to help those in need.”

“Everyone has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic,” Cardi said in a separate statement of her own. “Fashion Nova Cares and I have come with a way to help the many families in need.”

Qualifying for the giveaway is pretty easy.

In order to qualify, you’ll have to visit fashionnova.com/cares and enter your email address and phone number. You can also share your own personal stories. For more information on Fashion Nova Cares with Cardi B, go to the Fashion Nova website on April 9.