Vincent Van Gogh Museum Teams With The Daily Paper for Collaboration


The post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh has influenced legions of designers, photographers and creatives over time. Hints of his mastery have been interpreted in collections for Dries van Noten, Balenciaga, Maison Margiela, Versace, Jeremy Scott for Moschino and others through the years. The late fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh was such a fan that as a young man he hitchhiked to Arles, France, to spend eight months retracing Van Gogh’s route there to study the painterly light and landscape that the artist made his signature. Now, a more literal fashion interpretation has transpired thanks to a collaboration between The Daily Paper and the Van Gogh Museum. Retailing from $77 to $308, the new collection stemmed from the museum contacting the company as part of the Van Gogh Connects program, which aims to make the museum more relevant to young adults with a bicultural background, a museum spokeswoman said. “The bicultural background of the founders of Daily Paper dovetails with this project, and they are also role models within the aforementioned target group,” she said. “The story of Vincent van Gogh immediately appealed to the founders of Daily Paper: Just like Van Gogh, Jefferson Osei, Hussein Suleiman and Abderrahmane Trabsini chose a more difficult path,

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