ARTIST: a story of collaborations

Following on from the previous article, we end here the section on the links between Art and Fashion, two distinct and very close universes that ARTIST knows how to bring together wonderfully.

 The concept of the Art-à-Porter brand, its visions, the relevance of its often strong choices to connect a contemporary artist and one of his works with an inspired and inspiring artistic ready-to-wear… This would positioning be perceived as art? Of fashion ? Both ? Wouldn’t fashion be an artistic profession?


Brigitte and François, at the origin and at the heart of Studio BF, provoke unusual, improbable encounters between artists and Women's clothing. Surprisingly or quite logically, at the end of these artistic exchanges, the result seems obvious. Associations of imagination, creativity and emotions, these collections delight and do good.



ARTIST knows how to disrupt cultural codes. And as at the beginning of every adventure, it always begins at a junction point, where there is a convergence, where energies are born, daring desires to try everything. ARTIST is also a story of collaborations.

These common achievements are built through positive dialogue and trust. Respect for the original work, freedom of exploration, we end up with new masterpieces on fabric. 

All the artists who collaborated, women and men passionate about their art, passed on one of their pieces so that it could become something else, intrigued by the artistic continuation to come. ARTIST was delighted and delighted with the collections developed from the work of:

Mathilde de Bellecombe for “Oasis” - Samuel Tombola for “Bahia” - Laurent Deschamps for “Utopia” - Éric Roux Fontaine for “Fééric” and “Wonderland” - Julie Wolfe for “Stories” - Isabelle Hervé for “Presqu’île” and “Romance” – Florence Nérisson for “Botania” – Anne Damesin for “I Make a Wish” – Marion Legouy for “Le nouveau monde” – Carole Bressan for “Au paradis” – Catherine Cazau for “À l'origine” and “Se lose in the blue” - Anita Philips for “Rhapsody” - Pola Carmen for “Entre les Lignes” - Alione for “Port de Cassis” - Anne Goujaud for “Lesherbes Filles” - Anne Gérard for “Barocco” - Anne Brenner for “ Abruzzes” - Claire de Chavagnac – Brugnon for “Of Ice and Colors” - Véronique Lafont for “Let’s Listen to Our Landscapes” - Thierry Boitier for “Safari” - Tatjana Labossière for “Éclosion” - Olivier Morel for “Legend of Autumn” - Félicie Vignat for “Fragments” - Daniel Airam for “Harmonia”

And soon from August 25 to September 3, 2023, Pascal Honoré for “Enchanted Gardens”.

As I recall, other collaborations grew between artists and couturiers from the beginning of the 20th century. Among the most famous - non-exhaustive list - a few examples once again prove the tenuous link between Art and Fashion and the magic of collaborations.

Paul Poiret promoted the success of a generation of Cubist, Futurist or Fauvist painters like Robert Delaunay, André Derain, Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso. Enthusiastic by Raoul Dufy's engravings, in the spring of 1911 he suggested that he create printed fabrics.

At the same time, Sonia Delaunay's clothes created in her fashion and textile workshop in Paris are inspired by her abstract painting.


In the 1930s, Elsa Schiaparelli took on surrealist themes to breathe a touch of fantasy into her haute couture collection. The hat-shoe and the lobster-dress result from four-handed work with Dalí.

Yves Saint Laurent used Piet Mondrian's geometric patterns in a sober cocktail dress in 1965. He brought to life, twenty years later, The Roman Blouse by Henri Matisse, or transposed Sunflowers and Irises by Vincent Van Gogh into jackets embroidered by Maison Lesage.


From 1980, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac invited artists to paint painted dresses at the end of his fashion shows. Hervé di Rosa, Gérard Garouste, Ben get in on the fun and cover these simple, white tunics with paint, to add their style and patterns.

Jean-Paul Gaultier pays homage to Frida Kahlo, through strapped models, eroticizing the artist's support corset with a broken spine, or even blouses and dresses in flamboyant colors.

In 1991, Gianni Versace paraded colorful dresses bearing the image of Marilyn Monroe on the catwalk, in reference to the pop works of Andy Warhol.

Today, tomorrow, there will still be numerous exhibitions to highlight the dialogue maintained by the stylistic creator with the artists.


There are countless points in common between Art and Fashion or Couture: color and light, gestures and sequences, materials and volumes. ARTIST demonstrates this with each collection presentation.

Publié par Viviane VGM, Rédactrice du Magazine Artist La marque.

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