By  on March 15, 2010

Fashion designers are banking on an uptick in the art market next fall.

Houses such as Louis Vuitton, Lacoste and Adam Kimmel all took pointers from artists and their personal styles in designing collections this season. Kimmel’s inspiration came from the wardrobe of New York–based painter George Condo, which translated into cashmere V-necks and blazers with baccarat-print linings. For the startling presentation, models in monster masks played roulette and blackjack, inspired by Condo’s paintings. The masks were created by Gabe Bartalos, a Hollywood prosthetics artist.

Christophe Lemaire for Lacoste, meanwhile, channeled the bright—as in Op Art—lights of Italian-Argentine artist Gregorio Vardanega to spark wardrobes for fall, and Louis Vuitton’s Marc Jacobs and Paul Helbers drew cues from the dapper artists of Vienna’s Wiener Werkstätte movement from the early 20th century.

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