Adele Bloch-Bauer I, Gustav Klimt, 1907. Oil, silver, and gold on canvas. Neue Galerie New York
Nothing can replace standing face to face with art — especially Gustav Klimt‘s 4’6″ tall portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, painted, along with oil, in real silver and gold — but taking inspiration from Klimt’s portraits of the Austrian beauty, and applying it to one’s wardrobe is still (sartorially) inspired.
The gilded portrait of Bloch-Bauer will be on view from April 2 at New York’s Neue Galerie (1048 Fifth Avenue, NYC). Mark the date, then get decked out with Adele in mind by shopping some of spring’s most sparkling offerings.
Clockwise from left: Carolina Bucci woven 18-karat gold diamond bracelet; MUNNI 22-karat gold spinel bracelet; Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Gold Digger; Lanvin draped silk-blend lamé gown; Penny Packham draped silk-blend lamé gown; Rupert Sanderson Pythia leather sandals; NARS duo eyeshadow; Sophie Bille Brahe Deesse 14-karat gold pearl choker
For bonus points, check out a trailer of Woman in Gold, a film starring Ryan Reynolds, and Helen Mirren as Jewish refugee and Adele Bloch-Bauer’s neice Maria Altmann, and the efforts Altmann went through to get the painting back into her possession from the Austrian government after it had been stolen by the Nazis during , below.