Awesome Infographic: The Master Chart of Fashion Influence


Remember that scene in The Devil Wears Prada when Meryl Streep’s Anna Wintour character totally schools Anne Hathaway’s frumpy assistant character on the trickle down of the cerulean trend all the way from Oscar de la Renta to Casual Corner? This handy New York Fashion Week cheat sheet by Ray A. Smith and Maryanne Murray — inspired by Alfred H. Barr Jr.’s 1936 graphic “The Development of Abstract Art” — functions in the same way, pointing out the “varying degrees of osmosis, homage paying, and ‘borrowing'” that went down on the runways. [via WSJ]