Dressed to kill 2021: Merging art and fashion: 1980s fashion formats - Friday series

Dressed to kill 2021: When art and fashion collide - Friday series

28 May 2021 - 28 May 2021 10.30am - 12.00pm
Domain Theatre
Art and fashion took on greater affinity in the 1980s. An Issey Miyake appeared on the cover of Art Forum in 1982 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art gave Yves Saint Laurent the first retrospective for a living couturier in 1983. From the streets came new music and looks. Stylists working for hybrid art-fashion magazines and MTV democratised fashion. Deconstruction influenced British punk, Vivienne Westwood and the disciplined Japanese. Intersecting icons Madonna and Keith Haring took fashion and art centre stage. Fashion designers used new approaches drawn from the art gallery to display and market their clothes in spectacular parades. Yet fashion in the museum was heavily criticised and the relationship remains unresolved.

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Proudly sponsored by Arab Bank Australia & the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation
Member
$35.00

Non member
$45.00