22 Jun '13, 6pm

High art meets haute couture: Louis Vuitton's James Turrell installation puts a new twist on an old trend

A Louis Vuitton monogram Speedy bag with a Stephen Sprouse print (image via luxurybagsplaza.com ) Art has an interesting and evolving relationship with the fashion world. Though some would argue that fashion is art — and we’re not saying it isn’t, in some form — there’s also the dynamic of contemporary art being used in collaboration with fashion brands to create limited-edition garments and accessories. This practice of commissioning an artist to create designs for application on handbags, gowns, and the like is fairly common and stretches from the very high end of haute couture to the more accessible end of the spectrum at prêt-à-porter. Louis Vuitton collaborations with the late Stephen Sprouse on graffiti and floral print Speedy bags, Marc Jacobs special items with Takashi Murakami , Yayoi Kusama’s LV collection and installation that preceded her high-profile Whitney M...

Full article: http://www.salon.com/2013/06/22/high_art_meets_haute_cout...

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