What to Wear to SLAM Exposed Tomorrow Night: 4 Creative Cocktail Inspirations

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This Saturday July 20 marks the long awaited SLAM Exposed gala, the summer party benefiting the St. Louis Art Museum. If you’re anything like us you still haven’t nailed down your outfit for the big event. After a recent visit to the Museum’s new East Building we picked four of our favorite works of art to inspire our wardrobe for the free-spirited fundraiser.

Explore a little textural healing while gaining inspiration from Anselm Keifer’s “Burning Rods.” Look for pieces with leather fabric-blocking, brocade, or lace. Interesting textures can spice up simple silhouettes and dark colors. Pop a little color with bright shoes and a bag.

Fading Cloth El Anatsui

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El Antsui constructed “Fading Cloth” out of flattened liquor bottle tops stitched together with copper wire. Even though the piece is constructed out of metal,  it resembles a textile. The stripes on this dress create a flattering illusion, perfect for nearly every figure.

Curtains Roy Lichtenstein

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Roy Lichtenstein’s “Curtains” can be translated to wardrobe a number of ways. We prefer keeping it light and modern. This sheer tunic-style dress manages to have movement and structure at the same time, and pairs perfectly with this season’s metallic accessories. Just don’t forget a slip.

Mark Rothko

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Art collides beautifully with fashion in this Mark Rothko inspired maxi. This marvelous dress is cool, comfortable and timeless. Throw on your favorite wedge sandals and you’re ready for a night at the Museum.

Looking for more wardrobe inspiration for the event? Check out the SLAM Exposed Pinterest board.

SLAM Exposed takes place at the St. Louis Art Museum on Saturday, July 20 from 7pm until midnight. Tickets to the event are available here.

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