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Art Meets Style: Basquiat's Signature Look in the World of Fashion

Jean-Michel was known for his eclectic style, often blending high fashion with streetwear. He was frequently seen in Armani suits (famously splattered with paint) paired with his dreadlocks, creating a distinctive look that captivated the art and fashion worlds.

In an article for Esquire, Avidan Grossman writes:

“The man was absurdly stylish. Basquiat’s legacy as an era-defining artist and his place in the pantheon of the greats that came before him aside, his style is proof that the age-old adage still holds true: Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”

Learn more about Jean-Michel's fashion sense, artwork and worldview from the people who knew him best in the Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure© Exhibition catalog.

Photo: Jean Michel-Basquiat, Jean Kallina, (1986)

Source: Esquire Magazine, “Jean-Michel Basquiat Was a Master of Unexpected Style. Here’s How to Get His Look Today.” (May 4, 2020)

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