Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Harlequin Chic

Ditch your black spandex, and channel the classic Commedia dell'Arte character Harlequin with these unique argyle-printed leggings. The harlequin figure, who played the role of the clown in outdoor theatrical performances, served as a muse for Picasso. The artist imaged the character throughout his career in a variety of different styles, yet he always depicted him in the iconic diamond-printed costume. These leggings are not only chic and historically relevant, but will keep you warm as well during this 50 degree weather we're currently having in NYC.

photo credit (painting on the far right): Pablo Picasso, Paulo, Picasso's Son, as Harlequin, 1924, oil on canvas, Musee Picasso, Paris, France. (
photo credit (painting on the bottom): Pablo Picasso, Harlequin, late 1915, oil on canvas, Museum of Modern Art, NYC. (
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