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Fashion and Art

Is Fashion Art? Addressing the Ongoing Debate By Meredith Blechman March 12, 2013 (Reposted by us as part of the current conversation about Fashion and Art) The status of fashion within the sphere of fine art has long been the subject of debate. There have been designers who identified themselves first and foremost as artists, such as Elsa Schiaparelli, who declared in her autobiography that she regarded dress design not as “a profession, but an art.” By contrast, many prominent designers of the present day reject this position—including Miuccia Prada, Karl Lagerfeld, and Marc Jacobs—instead viewing fashion and art as their...

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