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Where Is the Line Between Fashion and Art?

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

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