With London Fashion Week starting today, what better time to pay homage to the fashionistas of the Tate Collection? Take a look at our slideshow of artists exercising extreme chic and creative flair for some Fashion Week outfit inspiration

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  • Andy Warhol with Halston in a window display for his book 'The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)', 1975
    'Fashion wasn’t what you wore someplace anymore; it was the whole reason for going.' Andy Warhol Warhol collaborated with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring on a fashion collection featuring prints of his own camouflage designs and colourful portraits. However, he was better known for his pared back personal style; dark glasses, polo neck jumpers and a shock of white hair. When he died he was buried in a black cashmere suit by Stephen Sprouse.
  • Salvador Dalí and José Montes Baquer in the Alphonse XIII suite at the Hotel Meurice during the making of Impressions of Upper Mongolia 1976
    Dali’s veracious appetite for creativity naturally spilled onto the fashion scene after his first encounter with Coco Chanel. In 1937 he collaborated with Elsa Schiaparelli to create the famous ‘lobster dress’. Dali’s style signature was his epic moustache: 'Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a mustache; I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were several mustaches. I offered them politely to my friends: ''Mustache? Mustache?''
  • Robert Mapplethorpe, 'Louise Bourgeois' 1982, printed 1991
    Famous for her sharp wit and timeless dress-sense, Bourgeois has inspired a generation of creatives including fashion designer Simone Rocha. In 1997 she collaborated with Helmut Lang for his autumn/winter campaign. Helmut was incredibly fond of the artist and admired her style: 'Louise is French, so she knows how to be a woman and how to use lipstick without over-thinking it. Naturally, as all her senses are very refined, so is her idea of how she wants to look.'
  • Grayson Perry at the 2003 Turner Prize reception, 2003
    “As I age, I care less and less about how I look – unless I put a frock on. So when I’m dressed in men’s clothes, I’m becoming scruffier and scruffier. But when I put my dresses on, I’m becoming more and more elaborate, and taking more and more pains.” Perry’s penchant for dresses gave birth to the ‘Grayson Perry Project’ which has taken place every year at Central St Martins since 2004. The three winning students are awarded with ‘Claire’s’- small doll-like trophies made by the artist.
  • Yayoi Kusama in one of her New York studios 1970
    Kusama’s love-in with fashion sparked the ‘Happenings’ in 1965- which involved placing coloured dots on people and animals. By 1968 this had grown into the Kusama Fashion Company Ltd and she began selling her eccentric designs at Bloomingdales in what was aptly named the ‘Kusama Corner’. Kusama’s most recent venture was the Kusama- Vuitton collection in 2012 which saw the Selfridges Louis Vuitton store transform into one of her art installations.
  • Tracey Emin, 'Monument Valley (Grand Scale)' 1995-97
    Described by Vivienne Westwood’s husband as 'the first glamorous female artist', Emin modelled for the brand years ago and has since maintained a close relationship with Dame Westwood. 'The biggest influence on the way I dress is Vivienne Westwood, because I love her fabrics and the fact that they are so feminine and sexy.'
  • Marcel Duchamp in conversation with Beatrice Cunningham in the Philadelphia Museum of Art 1955
    With a simple checked shirt, pipe in hand and the beautiful Beatrice Cunningham listening attentively; Duchamp radiates understated charm, proving that sometimes style is a question of natural grace as opposed to just a well chosen outfit.

  

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