Scarlett Johansson’s famous film character, a badass weapon-toting Natasha Romanoff from “Avenger’s Endgame,” couldn’t be father divided — sartorially vocalization — from her new partnership with As If magazine, artist David Salle and engineer Peter Hidalgo. In a print fire that Salle art destined and As If editor in arch Tatijana Shoan photographed, Johansson wears a contingent of limited-edition dresses with shade summons silhouettes that brought out a actress’ flirtatious side.
As If aims to promote cross-disciplinary creativity between a designers, actors and artists that are a subjects. The latest installment in a collaborative series, proves that art, conform and party can make a coziest of bedfellows.
Johansson appears on 3 cover versions of As If volume 15 wearing one of a limited-edition dress styles designed in-house with Hidalgo and with paintings from Salle’s new uncover during London’s Skarstedt Gallery, “Musical-ity and Humour,” silk-screened onto a garments. Each dress is numbered and sealed by Salle.
The dresses will go on sale in a tumble during asifmag.com and name retailers, and can be preordered by a magazine.
When Johansson concluded to be As If’s model, “we knew we had to do something unusual to rouse a standard cover lady picture into a work of art estimable of one of Hollywood’s many profitable players,” said Shoan. “We knew we had to span her with an artist.”
“Our initial instinct was artist David Salle,” pronounced Scott Fishkind, publisher of As If, and Shoan’s husband. “As it incited out, David is one of Scarlett’s favorite artists, and David was a fan of Scarlett’s work.”
Salle was all too happy to see his art eliminated to fabric, given his father owned a conform boutique when he was a child and he had memories of assisting dress a mannequins in a window displays. “David pronounced he had always illusory somehow operative with dresses,” Fishkind said. “We motionless to combined limited-edition dresses that Scarlett would wear for a cover shoot.
“To make certain a dresses were finished correctly, we brought in conform engineer Peter Hidalgo since of his courtesy to fact and craftsmanship,” Fishkind added. “Peter’s one of a best patternmakers and famous for his skills in slicing and wise garments. He’s a master tailor and won in 2010 a Rising Star endowment from Fashion Group International.”
With enterprising and farfetched cartoon-like images, Salle’s latest work consists of lengthened sum of black-and-white renderings of drawings done in a Forties and Fifties. However, a array of paintings isn’t about a cartoons, rather, they steal from a landscape of informed tropes a artist calls “cartoon slapstick. That’s only one element, a rest is giveaway jazz.”
The limited-edition dress designs embody a low V-neck off-the-shoulder cocktail dress, $3,500; strapless, slim-fitting silk/wool mididress with built-in corset, $3,950, and organisation neck silk/cotton T-shirt dress, $3,100.