The Fashionable Art of Fashion + Art, Part 2

As we continue this visual adventure into the relationship between fashion + art, the lines begin to blur. In the 1960's, the Pop Art movement sought to elevate contemporary culture to a higher plane. The everyday became something to be revered. Where previous fashions had used iconic art to "elevate" the garment, the use of Pop Art + contemporary elements fuzzes the lines between art + fashion, commonplace + couture.


Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans, 1962

Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans, 1962

Souper dress, 1968

Souper dress, 1968

Brillo + Fragile dresses, c.1964

Jean Charles de Castelbajac, 1984

Jean Charles de Castelbajac, 1984

Warhol's Untitled from Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn), 1967

Warhol's Marilyn Diptych, 1962

Warhol's Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean), 1985

Gianni Versace, 1993

Gianni Versace, 1993

Gianni Versace, 1993

Betsey Johnson, 2010

Warhol's Camouflage series, 1987

Stephen Sprouse, 1988

Stephen Sprouse, 1988

Stephen Sprouse, 1988


Lichtenstein's Oh, Jeff...I Love You, Too...But..., 1964

Lichtenstein's No Thank You, 1964

Lisa Perry, 2011

Franco Moschino, 1990s

Franco Moschino, 1990s

Lichtenstein's Spray, 1962

Lisa Perry, 2011


Ossie Clark with model Chrissie Shrimpton wearing jacket with Robert Indiana designed fabric, c. 1965

Indiana's LOVE, 1967

Indiana's Numbers, 1968

Indiana's Decade Autoportrait, 1961

In the fall of 2013, in collaboration with Robert Indiana + in time for Indiana's show at the Whitney Museum in NYC, Lisa Perry released a limited edition capsule collection featuring Indiana's designs.

And then, just for fun, is this great photo from 1966 of models wearing John Kloss designs posing in front of a Robert Indiana painting.


Basquiat's Two Heads 2, 1983

Gianni Versace

Basquiat's Crown, 1983

Basquiat-inspired shirt by Jean Charles de Castelbajac

Valentino Garavani with Basquiat painting in background

The A/W 1996 Valentino collection heavily featured the work of Basquiat + the result is striking.

Basquiat's In Italian, 1983

Basquiat's Baptism, 1982


Haring's Untitled (Smiley Face), c. 1981-82

Diablo by Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren + Keith Haring, 1983

Patricia Kelly

Haring's Radiant Baby, 1981

Jean Charles de Castelbajac, 2002

Stephen Sprouse was well known for fusing graffiti, punk + counter culture ideas into his fashion designs. Therefore, the eventual friendship + collaboration between Keith Haring + Sprouse seemed almost inevitable.

Ad for Stephen Sprouse's F/W 1988 collection

This concludes our trek through the intertwined worlds of art + fashion. There are innumerable more designers + artists that have taken inspiration, no matter how small, from one another. These worlds will always be connected. In our modern fast paced time where everything has seemingly been done before, artists + fashion designers will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible. In the words of Andy Warhol, "Art is what you can get away with."

We'll leave you with this charming art history lesson in fashion form by British designer Philip Colbert for his line Rodnik Band.

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