Lookbook Lust: Alice + Olivia X Basquiat

Stacey Bendet is something like the Karl Lagerfeld of contemporary fashion. The design inspiration for her brand Alice + Olivia is derivative of her own signature style- a whirlwind of vintage glam and 60’s mod with the edgy styling of a below-14th Manhattan socialite. More than just the creative genius behind the scenes, she is the face. Check the Instagram. Bendet and her vibrant wardrobe are spotted gallivanting everywhere from Malibu to Morocco, while a red-lipped, top-knotted caricature of herself with giant round sunglasses adorns cake pops, macaroons, and any other trendy treat she is currently loving.


Stacey’s world is one where her art imitates life, and her latest collaboration reflects just that. In a capsule collection to support the CFDA Initiative for Young Talent, Bendet enlivens the iconic artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat in a selection of apparel and accessories hitting stores this November. Using bead work and embroidery detail to add dimension and life, Basquiat’s iconic golden crown and a handful of his street-art inspired artwork are interpreted as dresses, tops, skirts, jackets and more. For artworld aficionados, these are sure to be the must-have styles for the perfect Basel wardrobe.

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