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Where Is the Line Between Fashion and Art? Schiaparelli's famous shoe hat.

Where Is the Line Between Fashion and Art?

Image: Getty While the mingling of the art and fashion worlds is not a modern concept, the visibility of fashion and art crossover seems to be at an all high. The spectacle and sensation created by collaboration among creative forces inspires fashion houses to seek out contemporary artists for runway shows, capsule collections, or as commissioned filmmakers. Prada commissioned several murals for its spring 2014 runway show.

The Gagosian Gallery represents the fashion photographers Inez & Vinoodh. The artist Richard Phillips has a long history of brand collaborations with MAC, Jimmy Choo, Mont Blanc, and Cartier. Phillips' collection for MAC. Phillips is currently finalizing several new collaborations. While the fashion world is hungry for new campaigns, the art world is gradually growing more accepting of contemporary artists venturing into the larger culture. The Murakami/Louis Vuitton collaboration. "[Pruitt] has this fascination with fashion. Art and Fashion: The Ultimate Collaborations. The worlds of art and fashion are long intertwined; from Elsa Schiaparelli's collaborations with Salvador Dalí and Jackson Pollock's with Cecil Beaton, all the way through to Louis Vuitton with The Chapman Brothers and Prada with Elmgreen + Dragset.

Art and Fashion: The Ultimate Collaborations

To celebrate the interaction between the two disciplines, fashion historian E.P. Cutler has compiled 25 of the most influential pairings and published a book, aptly titled Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons, which explores creative relationships past and present. Here, she explores five of her favourites, exclusively for Merce Cunningham x Rei Kawakubo"Rei Kawakubo’s 'Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body' collection (Spring/Summer 1997) inherently begs the question: Where does the dress end and the body begin? It’s delicious to contemplate.

Louis Vuitton (under Kim Jones) x The Chapman Brothers"Considering how out there brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman are (Who thinks they can do Goya better than Goya?! The History of Art and Fashion's Long-standing Relationship. Fashion is in love with art like never before.

The History of Art and Fashion's Long-standing Relationship

From clothing design to catwalk show art direction, major labels to boutique houses, the word of fashion is falling over itself to involve important names from a diverse range of the visual arts. It’s hardy surprising — after all what is fashion if not wearable art — and these collaborations between the disciplines are certainly mutually beneficial. Fashion, often unfairly judged as one of the more frivolous applied arts, gains serious cachet by association, while the artist reaches a wider, more populist audience. Just as art and fashion so regularly collide, we bashed our heads together with online fashion destination Lyst (whose brilliant editorial arm The Long Lyst has quickly become one of the web’s go-to spots for well-considered fashion news; ideas; stories; opinion), digging up the history of this long-standing relationship. Schiaparelli x Dalí, 1937 Lobster dress Shoe Hat, 1937, modelled by Dalí’s wife Gala Rodarte Spring 2012 @lyst. We asked four emerging artists if they've ever had their work stolen.

Not really.

We asked four emerging artists if they've ever had their work stolen

Some artists put their accounts on private to protect their images, but I think this limits your exposure to new and broader audiences. I think it’s really hard to prevent people stealing your intellectual property given the scale of Instagram. The majority of the time, people are not intentionally trying to disregard you as an artist or photographer by not tagging you — photos and credits get lost in the chain cycle of reposting, sometimes they are pulled from an uncredited post on Tumblr or Twitter.

I think it’s just a matter of being aware that once your photos are posted online, there’s a possibility they will be shared without your name attached. It’s just the nature of the internet. It would also be extremely hypocritical of me to go after someone for stealing my ideas because my work is entirely based around bootlegging designers. How Fashion Is Framing Olympic Athletes for Rio 2016. LONDON, United Kingdom — “Fashion doesn’t exist in a vacuum,” says British Vogue’s deputy editor Emily Sheffield.

How Fashion Is Framing Olympic Athletes for Rio 2016

“It’s a part of everyday conversation [so] Vogue has always focused on a wide variety of personalities: performers, writers, artists, politicians — and sportsmen and women too.” Called “Fighting Talk,” Sheffield’s recent feature of British female champion boxer Nicola Adams is just one of the many examples of glossy magazines around the world giving Olympic athletes a spotlight in recent months.

In the run-up to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, kicking off in Rio de Janeiro this weekend, publications from the Chinese and Swedish editions of Elle to the Brazilian and Australian editions of Vogue have showcased an international constellation of top athletes , through a variety of narratives. These editorials are a testament to the increasingly interconnected nature of sports and fashion.

British Vogue Boxer Nicola Adams in British Vogue's August issue | Photo: Matthew Brookes. Gucci to launch cultural program with Chatsworth House.