The Art of Design
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
Four industry visionaries weigh in on the age-old discussion on art in fashion and the retail environment.
By Eric Feigenbaum, New York Editor
This summer, in an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art titled “Impossible Conversations,” Miuccia Prada took on Elsa Schiaparelli’s bold statement that “dress designing is not a profession but an art.” Said Prada, “Whether fashion design is art, or even if art is art, doesn’t really interest me. Maybe nothing is art.” And so the long debate over the relationship of fashion and art goes on. If nothing is art, as Prada contends, what is art? Schiaparelli says, “It’s the way we live.” So is fashion art? Does art have a place in the retail environment?
30 NOVEMBER 2012 | vmsd.com
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