A gouache piece by Sonia Delaunay juxtaposed with a blouse from Dolce & Gabbana's spring/summer 2018 collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Artbook/D.A.P. Opposite: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Life Imitates Art: 4 Unusual Examples

From Dolce & Gabbana to Nick Cave, these pairings illustrate how art, design, and fashion converge in the most extraordinary ways
Left: A collector and scholar, fashion designer Albert Kriemler turns his clothing and accessories for Akris into works of art. The bright blocks of color often used by Alexander Girard, the midcentury American architect and textile designer, served as inspiration for Kriemler’s Mural Print Anouk Little Day Bag; akris.ch. Right: This detail of Photo-souvenir: From Three Windows, a 2006 photograph of a work by French Conceptual artist Daniel Buren, captures only part of his installation. Buren often challenges viewers’ perception of space by manipulating it with color and architectural frames; lissongallery.com. Photo: Joshua McHugh. Opposite: Courtesy of Lisson Gallery
Left: Birds of a feather flock together on Maison Lacroix’s Finition Onyx Large Screen for Roche Bobois. Trimmed and hinged with solid brass, the elegant six-panel, digital-printed divider embodies the fashion house’s spirited opulence; roche-bobois.com. Right: Sculptor and performance artist Nick Cave has long created works that are exuberant as well as labor-intensive. For Bird Bush, from 2010, Cave wove miniature birds and found objects into a delightful creation; jackshainman.com. Photo: Courtesy of Roche Bobois. Opposite: Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Left: With his illuminated dioramas, Brooklyn sculptor Patrick Jacobs creates portals into magical worlds. The rose-colored, hyper-real landscape of Pink Forest, from 2018, brims with details fashioned from plastic, paper, foam, and wood; patrickjacobs.info. Right: Artisanal craftsmanship has never looked as pretty in pink as in the Patek Philippe self-winding Calatrava Haute Joaillerie watch, which features a mother-of-pearl feather motif on the dial, plus 149 staggered-set diamonds and 182 pink sapphires on a white gold case. The crown is set with a pink sapphire cabochon and 36 diamonds, and the strap is alligator; patek.com. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Pierogi. Opposite: Courtesy of Patek Philippe
Left: Multidisciplinary French artist Sonia Delaunay, an early abstractionist, positioned geometric shapes in strong colors that vibrated off one another. The undulating swirls of Gouache, from 1938, animate her work with rhythm and motion. Right: Bold mixes of color dominate Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2018 collection, which was inspired by the queen of hearts. Crafted from satin and with ruched embroidery details, this blouse radiates with intense, saturated hues; dolcegabbana.it. Photo: Courtesy of Artbook/D.A.P. Opposite: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

 

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