Art + Fashion

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Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton
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Cindy Sherman for Commes des Garcons
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Louis Vuitton Tribute by Stephen Sprouse
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Cindy Sherman for Commes des Garcon
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Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton
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Valentino by Steven Meisel with Jessica Stam
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Balenciaga
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Valentino by Steven Meisel with Jessica Stam
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Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton
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Takashi Murakami
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Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton
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Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton
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Comme des Garcon by Stephen J. Shanabrook and Veronika Georgeieva
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Supreme Inspired by Barbara Kruger
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Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton
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Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton
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Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs
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Acne by Katerina Jebb
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Yohji Yamamoto 'A Beauty Looking Back'
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Olaf Bruening for Bally Love
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Pierre Debusschere for Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto
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Yayoi Kusama for the Louis Vuitton Pop Up Shop
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Yayoi Kusama for the Louis Vuitton Pop Up Shop
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Zaha Hadid Runway for Chanel
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Zaha Hadid for Chanel
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Mats Gustafon Illustration for Yohji Yamamoto
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Zoe Taylor Illustration for Lanvin
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Salvador Dali for Vogue
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Zaha Hadid Runway for Chanel
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Jowy Maasdamme Illustration for Yohji Yamamoto
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Alexander McQueen by Katerina Jebb
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Valentino by Steven Meisel with Jessica Stam
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Aoi Kotsuuhiroi Inspired by Nobuyoshi Araki
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Salvador Dali for Elsa Schiaparelli
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Elsa Schiaparelli by Andre Durst
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Vanessa Beecroft
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Cindy Sherman in Chanel
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Mats Gustafson Illustration for Yohji Yamamoto
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Cindy Sherman in Chanel
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M/M (Paris) Illustrations for Balenciaga with Christy Turlington
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M/M (Paris) Illustration for Balenciaga with Delfine Bafort
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M/M (Paris) Illustration for Balenciaga with Melia Marden
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Cindy Sherman in Jean Paul Gaultier
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Zoe Taylor Illustration for Comme des Garcons
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Zoe Taylor Illustration for Yohji Yamamoto
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Vanessa Beecroft

It's been eight years since W magazine launched its annual Art Issue. And it's been an ITG favorite for cleverly highlighting what has been happening in art and fashion for a very long time—a boundary-blurring cross reference/love-hate relationship/symbiosis that produces great visual work. Ask any designer about their inspiration for a runway collection and the response can vary from Marina Abramović (Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy) to David Hockney (Christopher Bailey for Burberry). Art does the same, borrowing fashion's faces and designs for its own agenda (See: Kate Moss by Chuck Close, or Cindy Sherman in Chanel [37]). Flip through any magazine and you might catch a Johannes Vermeer or Richard Prince reference among its editorials and ads. Even John Baldessari's dots made an appearance in a recent Victoria's Secret Pink catalog. To honor our the beloved issue's birthday, we asked Stacey Nishimoto to round up her favorite art-meets-fashion moments for a very special #tbt.

"Art is art. Fashion is fashion."—Karl Lagerfeld

"I always said for me, for me, fashion is not art." —Miuccia Prada

"Fashion is not art." —Marc Jacobs

"An artist is somebody who creates things you don't need to have." —Yohji Yamamoto

"Fashion is not art." —Rei Kawakubo

"Fashion is not art. Never."— Jean Paul Gaultier

Stacey Nishimoto

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  • Verdun

    Yohji Yamamoto <3

    When most think of art, they are thinking of what is favored by Apollo. Fashion is art, but it is beloved by Aphrodite; it is worn and so it is meant to be worn out, not to last forever...

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