This course will look at the historical, geopolitical, and practical aspects of the interconnected fields of art and fashion. Through lectures, presentations, and visits to museums, fashion ateliers, and artists’ studios, the course will explain key elements in the history of fashion as well as the current trend of collaborations between artists and major labels, such as Yayoi Kusama, Richard Prince, and Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton; Zaha Hadid for Chanel; Hiroshi Sugimoto for Hermes; Rob Pruitt for Jimmy Choo; and Jeff Koons for Lisa Perry. The course will survey major designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Helmut Lang, and Tom Ford, and their forays into making works of art, as well as look at what goes into mounting and staging a fashion exhibition.
What you will learn...
- To identify which artists use fashion as an element of their practice, and the designers who collaborate with artists.
- To understand the relationship between art and fashion, as well as how the vast flow of visual images has changed current notions of both fields.
- To look at the process of mounting and staging a fashion exhibition.