When fashion meets art
Paul Poiret And Georges Lepape
In 1908, Paul Poiret invented the modern-day lookbook when he commissioned the illustrator Georges Lepape to document his Eastern-inspired collection.
Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí
Salvador Dalí’s ‘shoe hat’ and ‘skeleton dress’, created in collaboration with Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930s, are some of fashion history’s most celebrated garments.
Yves Saint Laurent and Piet Mondrian
Yves Saint Laurent’s wool-jersey dresses, an homage to Mondrian’s abstract geometric paintings, were greeted with a mixed response in 1965. They have become almost as famous as the original artworks.
Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell
Celia Birtwell, a printmaker, and Ossie Clark, a designer, established themselves as a formidable design duo, and dressed everyone from The Rolling Stones to The Beatles. David Hockney immortalised the couple in his 1971 painting Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy.
Stephen Sprouse and Louis Vuitton
Commissioned by Marc Jacobs in 2009 to ‘deface’ Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram, the collaboration between the French luggage brand and graffiti artist Stephen Sprouse elicited a spending frenzy.
Miuccia Prada and various artists
For her spring/summer 2014 collection, Miuccia Prada gave five contemporary artists a brief of ‘femininity, representation, power and multiplicity’ and commissioned them to paint portraits that adorned dresses and formed the backdrop for a kaleidoscopic catwalk show.