Is fashion art?

Is fashion art? 

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Many like to argue that fashion is a form of art, many like to argue against, but to decide whether fashion is art you must first understand, what is art? “Art-The expression or applicant of human creative skills and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.”

There have been designers who do consider themselves artists such as Elsa Schiaparelli who mentioned in her autobiography that dress design is “not a profession but an art.” but many designers have disagreed such as Karl Lagerfeld who views fashion and art as two separate things.

In my personal opinion i feel as though the argument of whether fashion is art or not is up to each individual person to decide, as some people just see clothes as something you throw on each day whereas others like to tell a story or express themselves through their outfits in way that they otherwise didn’t know how. Attending fashion shows and critiquing garments by different designers is not too different than going to a museum or art gallery and critiquing painting and sculptures by different artists.

Whether fashion and art are viewed as separate things or not, they are both still equally important neither being better than the other as they are both all around us in our everyday life.

 

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