Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Is fashion art?

The debate as to whether fashion is an art form is argued by many. But surely even the most anti fashionista can see the creative genius that goes into a couture collection? Some argue that it can be seen as applied art, but are fashion shows becoming performance art? The link below is of Thierry Mugler’s Paris fashion show, with the new creative director Nicola Formichetti's first menswear show.
Thierry Mugler is probably best known to most as the creator or ‘Angel’ perfume. His beautiful designs are loved by Lady Gaga who owns several variations of the stunning origami dress. The relationship with the gaga Gaga started with Formichetti working as her personal stylist.

Seen on Lady Gaga

Fellow designers like John Galliano have also created such exquisite pieces, seen below is his Haute Couture collection celebrating his 10th year designing for Dior, and the fashion houses 60th birthday.

Fashion is not only a means of personal expression, or an art form, it can be looked back on by historians to see how society has changed. In the 1940’s fabric rations and the banning of Japanese silk meant fashion had to have a rethink.
This is my blog on Fashion...past, present and future. I decided to stop thinking about writing a blog and actually write one. So here goes, read on for my thoughts on Spring 2011.

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