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Lulu Guinness's top ten fashion meets art moments

Lulu Guinness

The British accessories fashion designer Lulu Guinness OBE shares her top ten moments where the worlds of art and fashion collide following a recent visit to Mondrian and his Studios at Tate Liverpool

Lulu Guinness Francesco Manacorda Mondrian Studio Liverpool 2014

Lulu Guinness with Tate Liverpool Director Francesco Manacorda in the recreation of Mondrian's studio in Mondrian and his Studios
© Pete Carr

Anyone that knows me knows that art is, and always has been, such a huge passion of mine so when I was invited for a tour of the Mondrian exhibition at the Tate in Liverpool I was overjoyed! Thank you again to the team for making my visit such an enjoyable one, and in particular to Artistic Director Francesco Manacorda for taking me round the exhibition and giving me a wonderful insight into the life of one of my favourite artists. I can’t recommend it enough and continue to rave about it to anyone who will listen!

Louis Vuitton Richard Prince

Louis Vuitton Spring 2008 ready-to-wear collection in collaboration with Richard Prince, inspired by his Nurse paintings

Supermodel Linda Evangelista in the Andy Warhol inspired 'Marilyn' dress by Gianni Versace, photographed by Irving Penn in 1991

Supermodel Linda Evangelista in the Andy Warhol inspired 'Marilyn' dress by Gianni Versace, photographed by Irving Penn in 1991

Alexander McQueen on display in the windows of the New York department store Bergdorf Goodman in 2011

Alexander McQueen on display in the windows of the New York department store Bergdorf Goodman in 2011 recalls Tissot

Dress featuring in Comme Des Garcon Spring/Summer collection 1997

Dress featuring in Comme Des Garcon's Spring/Summer collection 1997 with lumps and bumps akin to the sculptural work of Louise Bourgeois

Maison Martin Margiela Vincent Van Gogh

Dress in Maison Martin Margiela Fall/Winter 2014 Artisanal collection recalls Van Gogh's Irises painting

Gerhard Richter Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 with a nod to Gerhard Richter's overpainted photographs

Jill Sander Matisse

The Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection included knitwear illustrated with Picasso's faces

Mondrian X Yves Saint Laurent

Shift dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent in 1965 inspired by Mondrian

Lulu Guinness bag Matisse inspired

Lulu Guinness's Abstract Chloe Clutch bag inspired by Matisse, part of her Autumn/Winter 2014 collection 

Lulu Guinness Frida Kahlo bag

Lulu Guinness's Frida Kahlo inspired bag

For me fashion and art go hand in hand, with so many designers taking influence from artists both past and present, resurrecting their work with a fashionable twist on the catwalk. Throughout many of my own collections you’ll notice inspiration from the art world and more recently you’ll probably recognise influences from Henri Matisse’s cut-outs throughout my AW14 collection. Here I thought I’d share ten of my favourite ‘fashion meets art’ collaborations, from Mondrian and Yves Saint Laurent to Louise Bourgeois and Commes Des Garcons, it’s a recap of fashion’s most artistic moments with a few of my own designs thrown in for good measure!

Love Lulu x

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is on display at Tate Modern until 7 September

Mondrian and his Studios is at Tate Liverpool from 6 June to 5 October

See also

Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Mondrian and his Studios

6 Jun – 5 Oct 2014
Mondrian and his Studios, is a new exhibition opening 6 June at Tate Liverpool exploring the artist's relationship with ...