images: 1. BCBG Max Azria spring 2010 rtw via style.com 2. Jackson Pollock's Full Fathom Five (1947)
See the resemblance? To say that the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock was highly influential is an understatement. His work - or shall I say his creative genius - consistently shows up in fashion, design, architecture, and even philosophy. This American "bad boy" lives forever in his paintings...and in the art and design he has inspired.