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The Fashion Designer as an Artist

Fashion and art, two apparently very different worlds, have been crossing over and merging for the past century, right up to the present day, as contemporary art and fashion collaborations have become the norm, from the runway to the high street. Design labels such as Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and Comme des Garçons have expressed vision so forward and revolutionary that it deems to be called art. This has been the theme for record-breaking museum exhibits, such as Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Met, which presented the work of the fashion designer as an artist, and David Bowie Is at the V&A, which explored the relationship between the artist and fashion designers. Upon closing her store in January 2016, Patricia Field boldly created Art/Fashion, an online platform for artists who make bespoke clothing. This course explores the exciting relationship between fashion and art with visits to current major New York exhibitions and to artists’ and designers’ studios for firsthand experience of the designer as an artist and vice versa. Classes are underpinned by a foundation of vibrant and informative talks and discussions. Whether you are working in the fashion world or are simply a fan of art and fashion, this course is for you.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of fashion as an art form
  • A familiarity with key fashion designers and movements

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Aspiring and practicing artists and designers

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  • Spring 2018
    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Mar 27 - May 1
    • Day

      Tuesday
    • Time

      11:00AM-1:00PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      6
    • Location

      Washington Square