ARTICLE ZOE KAHN
The marriage of artists and fashion designers (artists in their own right) has inspired many one-of-a-kind creations—YSL's Mondrian dresses and Louis Vuitton's Richard Prince-like line, for example. Usually, it's a partnership that benefits all parties, elevating the work of designers across the spectrum of high/low fashion, while giving artists the opportunity to translate some of their most famous pieces into something slightly more accessible.
This trend has been especially prominent as of late. Take the recent example of Jeff Koons, where his epic balloon dog found its way onto a black leather bag for H&M (originally sold for $49.95, now only available on Ebay for hundreds more). Coach has also notably teamed up with different artists, such as James Nares, whose lively brush stroke was featured against a series of white canvas tote bags. Raf Simons famously created several fabrics based on paintings by the American artist Sterling Ruby, at his first Dior couture show, back in 2012.
Given the hype surrounding all these artist/fashion partnerships, V imagined who else would make a fabulous duo if the new generation of quintessential American designers collided with artists from the past.
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