Judy Chicago’s collaboration with the fashion house, a runway-installation called The Female Divine, includes a woven catwalk carpet and 21 banners embroidered with questions including “What if Women Ruled the World?”
Footage from the perfume’s release party also featured white people dressed in sacred war bonnets dancing around tipis and belting out war whoops as spectators sipped champagne.
Designer/artist crossbreeding is nothing new. MAC had Cindy Sherman, Louis Vuitton had Takashi Murakami, and Stella McCartney had Barry Reigate. But for the 65 year-old house of Dior, a new accessories and cosmetics collection made in collaboration with German contemporary artist Anselm Reyle may be a bold new step that will help invigorate the French label.
The boys had their turn traipsing down the runways of Paris and Milan last month for the major fashion houses’ offerings at the Spring 2012 Menswear collections. And the more one looks at the clothes, the more they can be seen in relation to another medium: sculpture.