October 20, 2015 // Style

Utterly Fantastic New Book Art + Fashion Collects The Most Iconic Collaborations From Fashion And Art

Nothing is quite as thrilling as when art and fashion collide, and some of the most iconic moments in fashion have happened in collaboration with the art world. Remember Jeff Koon’s work with Stella McCartney? And how about Cindy Sherman’s Chanel project? Art + Fashion (Chronicle Books) celebrates these and many more pairings (25 in total), documenting how each partnership came about, and all portrayed in fabulous imagery throughout the volume.

Authors E. P. Cutler and Julien Tomasello explain how, in pre-Photoshop era, Melvin Sokolsky famously suspended models in a plexiglass globe over New York, London and Paris, as well as how Elmgreen & Dragset acquired real Prada goods to fill their now-infamous Prada Marfa store installation.

From Elsa Schiaparelli’s lobster dress painted by Salvador Dali to Damien Hirst and Alexander McQueen, this book is as much about discovering the stories behind the work as it is about enjoying the truly amazing photographs. As coffee table books go, anyone with a love for fashion and art will adore this. Click through the slideshow below for some of our favorite moments from the book.

Art + Fashion, $85 is available at ChronicleBooks.com

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