Over the years we have seen how these two seemingly very different worlds of art and fashion have cross pollinated to work out a rather stable relationship. From fashion illustrations, to art inspired collections, fashion and art have emerged as the newest hot couple in town! And because this is great news for art aficionados and fashion followers alike, we’ve decoded to document some landmark milestones from this iconic love story, starting right from when the sparks began to fly… Artists and fashion designers have often joined forces to create electric ensembles. Here is listing a few landmark ones…
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Yves Saint Laurent's ‘Mondrian’ dresses 1965

We can’t possibly complete our art and fashion collaboration list without mentioning Piet Mondrian and Yves Saint Laurent’s collaboration. Inspired by the ‘father of geometric abstraction’ and abstractionist painter Piet Mondrian, Yves Saint Laurent gave birth to the iconic A-line ‘Mondrian Dress’ which was released during the Autumn of 1965. Fused with graphic white and black lines, white spaces and his trademark primary colours, the Mondrian inspired dress was an iconic piece during the 60s.

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Karl Lagerfeld’s artsy fashion runway at Chanel SS 2014 show

Lagerfeld transformed the conventional runway into an art-fair style ramp when he presented his collection for in 2014. Models walked amidst 75 sculptures and paintings conceived by Mr. Lagerfeld. Some of the art works played with Chanel's iconography – pearls, perfume bottles and of course the double Cs.

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Miuccia Prada’s Spring 2014 show in Milan

In the spring of 2014, Miuccia Prada commissioned six contemporary artists to create murals that decked up her catwalk at her show in Milan. The murals against which the show took place, images of those murals were picked up and used on the clothes and accessories that were part of the collection. Bold yet wearable, the collection sported a strong artistic element.

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Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali in the 1930s

Back in the 1930's Elsa Schiaparelli collaborated with a number of Surrealist artists in Paris like Salvador Dali, Alberto Giacometti. Elsa followed many of the Surrealism's ideals, crafting many imaginative and creative pieces.

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Rob Pruitt and Jimmy Choo in 2012

In 2012, Jimmy Choo collaborated with contemporary artist Rob Pruitt, to create a capsule collection. The Pruitt and Choo duo created an energetic and bold collection that included the Cayla clutch, which had sprinkles on an ombré backdrop with a zebra pavé flap and a playful panda lining. Zebra-print lace up stilettos with tinges of reds, oranges, and yellows trailing up the heels and soles also found their way into this artsy lineup.

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