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Live The Life: Pablo Picasso

Live The Life: Pablo Picasso

Picasso is the most celebrated figure of modern art. His 20th-century masterpieces -- often revolutionary and controversial -- included the beautiful-scary, hyper-sexualized Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica, which graphically articulated the horrors of war. The Spanish artist’s coterie of mistresses and penchant for May-December romances proved the provocative nature of his work also extended to his private life. Despite this, his personal style retained a laissez-faire sensibility cultivated from his self-imposed exile to France. There, he adopted the uniform of a Breton shirt, loose shorts, and espadrilles—the perfect paint-splattered antithesis to art world pretension.

Photography by Devon Jarvis

Below, Fashion Editor Brent Coover shows you exactly how to make Picasso's look work for you.

1. Blue and white striped cotton long-sleeve shirt by Gucci, $360

2.Hat by Kangol, $48

3. Damier Palmes silk and cotton scarf by Louis Vuitton, $655

4. White swim trunks by Orlebar Brown, $240

5. Canvas espadrilles by Casbia, $350

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