Tête-à-tête: The Conversation Between Fine Art and Fashion
SCAD Museum of Art presented Tête-à-tête: The Conversation Between Fine Art and Fashion from the SCAD Museum of Art Permanent Collection,” a series of intimate aesthetic “conversations” across media. Artworks and garments of historical and contemporary importance were paired to illustrate how inspiration transcends time and disciplines.
The featured works share colour, texture, technique or imagery. For example, Beauford Delaney’s bright, gestural “Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald” (1968) is paired with a gold Mainbocher brocade gown of the same decade.
“Tête-à-tête” captured artists Chakaia Booker, Salvador Dalí, William Etty, Angelo Filomeno, Nicholas Hlobo, Jacob Lawrence, Marisol, Wangechi Mutu, Nelson A. Primus, Paul Sandby, Alma Thomas, Andy Warhol and Carrie Mae Weems in an imagined dialogue with the designers Stephen Burrows, Coco Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada, Paco Rabanne, Ralph Rucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Vera Wang.
Image credit: Quint Scott