According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, Art is defined as aesthetic work. Aesthetic work could be anything a painting, sculpture, music or even FASHION!!
<ul><li>Fashion throughout the world has evolved through the centuries. From the clothes that were worn in Williamsburg in the early Seventeen hundreds to what people wear today. Such as Ed Hardy, Heatherette and Betsey Johnson. As fashion evolved, one thing remained constant; fashion could be seen as a form of art. </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/flintlocker/2116645858/ According to, Linda Baumgarten, clothes in Williamsburg had extensive needlework, intricate embroidery, and use of fine silk. http://www.raininghollywood.com/images/ed_hardy_rhinestone_cap_true_lovee_black.jpg Ed Hardy does a good job at showing contemporary art. This clothing line uses rhinestones, bright catchy colors and skulls to attract the eye.
<ul><li>According to fashion-era.com Haute couture is a French phrase for High fashion. Haute Couture combines excellent artistry with fashion garments. This form of art uses the most luxurious fabrics, furs and skins. </li></ul><ul><li>http://chicstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/dior-haute-couture-2008.jpg </li></ul>Avant Garde is defined as fashion forward or an individualistic look (fabsugar.com). Avant Garde uses a lot of fabric of different types of textures and colors. Combined with the fabric, ruffles and objects are added to give a lot of volume and depth. http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/designaddict/alix%20malka/page9et10__z414429.jpg
In order to consider fashion as art, one has to think outside of the box. Not only is high fashion considered art, but what we wear on an everyday basis is a form of art. People tend to think that art only involves paper, pens and clay. However, after this project I hope you think otherwise. We Are Art http://www.digital-web.com/images/articles/redqueen_fashion_large.jpg
<ul><li>Baumgarten, L. (1986). Eighteenth-Century clothing at Williamsburg. United States of America: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. </li></ul><ul><li>Definition: Avant Garde." Fabsugar . 05 May 2007. 9 Mar 2009 <http://www.fabsugar.com/249008>. </li></ul><ul><li>Goldman, Jonathan. Webster's New World Pocket Dictionary . 4th ed. 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Weston, Pauline. "Haute Couture." Fashion Era . 2009. 9 Mar 2009 <http://www.fashion-era.com/haute_couture.htm#What Is Haute Couture?>. </li></ul>