The Swans: Karen Kilimnik/Stephanie Seymour Paintings and Dresses
NSU Art Museum March 14th, 2023
On view March 12 – September 3, 2023 at NSU Art Museum.
The Swans: Karen Kilimnik/Stephanie Seymour Paintings and Dresses, mixes mid-career artist Karen Kilimnik’s romantic paintings in which a youthful Leonardo DiCaprio and other stars and fashion models are cast in leading roles, with selections from Stephanie Seymour’s collection of vintage haute couture created by the eponymous designers Azzedine Alaia, Courreges, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Paco Rabanne and others. The resulting exhibition consists of imaginatively calibrated vignettes of paintings and fashion, which celebrate glamour, beauty, fantasy, and the occult through the eyes of two singular yet overlapping perceptions. The title references the mid-century high society women who Truman Capote dubbed the “Swans”.