Iris van Herpen, Fashion Artist pur sang

In March 2013 an article by Meredith Blechman appeared on Artspace.com entitled “Is Fashion Art? Addressing the Ongoing Debate “. Her conclusion at the end of her article was that a fashion design is not to be considered art…….. and this because fashion (read clothing) is functional and art (such as paintings and sculptures) are non-functional. Although she doesn’t consider fashion as a form of art, nevertheless the fashion shows of today are in her opinion, because of the conceptual aspect and the spectacle, to be considered as a performance art. It is my opinion that with this conclusion she heavily deficit some fashion designers (which I prefer to call Fashion Artists).

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Iris van Herpen: Wilderness Embodied Haute Couture

Now take for example the Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen. “For me, fashion is an expression of art that closely related to myself and my body”: thus Iris van Herpen 
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