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Fashion as Art: From Miuccia to the Met

by Joanna Chaffin

Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress, autumn,winter 2010–11. Courtesy of Alexander McQueen. Photograph, Copyright Solve Sundsbo Art + Commerce

Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress, autumn/winter 2010–11. Courtesy of Alexander McQueen. Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce

I can’t help but feel a slight stigma when telling people that I love fashion or even have aspirations to work within the industry. Is it the elitist frivolity in the ever-changing nature that tells you one minute something’s in and the next minute there’s a new black? Well consider my delight when such cultural institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met), the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), and the Whitney Museum of Art started recognizing contemporary fashion as an upheld artistic practice worthy of exhibition in a precious gallery. Could it be that designers such as Miuccia Prada, Lee Alexander McQueen or Jean Paul Gaultier are worthy of the same platform as the likes of Vincent van Gogh or Rembrandt? Continue reading

Horvat Meets Fashion

by Emile Rubino

1974, Paris, for Stern, shoe and Eiffel Tower1974, Paris, for Stern, shoe and Eiffel Tower, Photo Courtesy of
Presentation House Gallery

“The last thing I want to show is the model’s head,” said French photographer Frank Horvat with irony during his conversation with curator Vince Aletti at Emily Carr University last Saturday. His statement nicely sums up the personality of the man. This “Robespierre of fashion photography,” as Horvat amusingly called himself, is presenting a selection of his fashion work along with some of his street and documentary photographs at Presentation House Gallery until December 23rd.

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