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 ). 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