Oldtimers will remember that (a long time ago in a galaxy far far away!) I used to organize picture perfect challenges on the forum. If you don't know what they are, you can check out some of the threads here:




One of the very first challenges we did was with the most expensive paintings of the world, and one them was a portrait of Dora Maar by Picasso. Well, a few weeks ago, I was in Barcelona, visiting the Picasso museum, and I saw another portrait of Dora Maar by the master in person, and it immediately brought to my mind our challenge. I was inspired to organize another one.

I am going to self-plagiarize and copy-paste some of what I wrote on older threads:

What is the purpose of the challenge?
• The first rule of YLF: Have fun with fashion!

• But also: get out of the late winter dressing rut, come up with new combinations, learn to draw inspiration from unorthodox sources, widen our imagination, see how different members interpret the same visual sources differently, etc. and did I say have fun?

How to play / participate

March 5-7
- Below is a selection of world's 10 most expensive paintings (I just left out one, because it was a pair)
- Please vote for your favorite images (up to 5).
- You can vote even if you don't plan to participate.
- 5 images with the most votes will be our inspiration for creating outfits the following week, one image per day.
- I will tally the votes on Sunday and post the schedule for the next week. You can have the weekend to plan your outfits.

Next week (March 9-13)
- Each day you will wear, photograph and post on the forum an outfit inspired by the selected image. You can be inspired by the colors, the shapes, the mood, the name of the painting- anything about it that strikes your fancy and tickles your imagination, really.
- I will start a new thread each day for you to post your outfits so that all outfits can be seen on a single thread. This works best and we don't inundate the forum with many many new threads every day.
- You can do all 5 days, or just participate for one day. No pressure!

Oh, I am so excited! If you have any questions, shoot!
Let the voting begin!!!


1. Salvator Mundi, Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1500

2. Interchange, Willem de koonig, 1955

3. The Card Players, Paul Cezanne, 1894-95

4. When Will you Marry?, Paul Gauguin, 1893

5.Number 17A, Jackson Pollock, 1948

6.Waterserpents II, Gustav Klimt, 1907

7.No.6 (Violet, Green and Red), Mark Rothko, 1951

8. The Women of Algiers. Version O, Pablo Picasso, 1955

9. Reclining Nude, Amedeo Modigliani, 1917

10. Masterpiece, Roy Lichtenstein, 1962

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