Tuesday, July 5, 2011

FASHION AS ART?

yesterday, a New York Times article asked this very question. it discussed the recent exhibitions of renowned designers such as Alexander McQueen and Chanel at art museums around the world, questioning the value of their work. are their designs really worthy of such exhibitions? and to be placed next to centuries-old artifacts and pieces? 

perhaps the value of these designs may not match up to works such as the Mona Lisa, but they are still to be admired and carefully looked upon from afar. for me, fashion is just another form of art. some artists sculpt, others paint, some write; fashion designers make beautiful pieces of clothing. furthermore, fashion is not just an art, but a significant portion of our own economy. i say, why not combine art and functionality, and make a profit out of it too? 

Madame Grès exhibition at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris

2 comments:

Hannah J. Holmes said...

I completely agree, and I have always thought of fashion as an art form and mode of self expression. Since I was a little girl, I have admired and appreciated beautiful evening gowns, and I don't see why that is any different from admiring and appreciating a painting or sculpture. Great post!

Madeleine said...

great post! fashion can be just as admired as high art is! xo