It’s a hot topic of discussion: is the fashion world engulfing the art world? Or is this increasing rate of cross-pollination better for both worlds? Francois-Henri Pinault, luxury goods magnate and owner of Christie’s, told New York Times fashion director and chief critic, Vanessa Friedman, that “art and fashion now occupy the same physical space in society” (see: François-Henri Pinault Says Fashion Should Not Exploit Art for “So-Called Respectability”).
Over a century ago, the couturier Jacques Doucet was a proponent of collecting art of his time; he purchased one of Picasso’s masterpieces, Les Demoiselles D’Avignon (1907), which is now housed in the Museum of Modern Art. Designers today are following in Doucet’s footsteps, making art a personal journey, not a commercial one.
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This article was originally written for Art Info by Christie Chu.