Gilbert and George
Gilbert and George

When Art and Fashion Collide: Master Pieces

All this culture flying around this month has made us come over all discerning, and as such, we've picked out a few key pieces that might remind you that fashion is art too, goddamn it. In fact, the art world and the fashion pack can't seem to stop rolling around in the hay together, and what consequently emerges from the unmarried mothers' home is often the most beautiful of offspring. Grab your glass of warm Chardonnay and let's take in the exhibits.
Feature by Lindsay West.
Published 08 August 2008

Installation 1: Gilbert & George by Tatty Devine

The biform, eccentric world of art stars Gilbert & George has been delightfully extended to incorporate a range by London-based jewellery geniuses, Tatty Devine. Highlights include gin bottle pieces inspired by their 1972 work, Gordon's Makes Us Drunk; an example of which is these rather natty cufflinks for the artistically-aware, but perhaps borderline alcohol-dependent, gent about town. Our personal favourite is, however, the classic G&G glasses-on-a-string necklace, that we'll be investing in so as to wander around feeling slightly akin to Janine from Ghostbusters.

Gilbert & George signature necklace, £36, Gin Cufflinks £27, and Small Glasses Necklace, £27; all by Tatty Devine. www.tattydevine.com

 

Installation 2: MAC's Plasma Blu

If you were really committed to pulling off Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 08 catwalk look, inspired by artist Richard Prince, you'd be dressed in a see-through nurse outfit, complete with lace hygiene mask and blue lipstick. Failing this, however, why not take a cue from LV's neon nails, and test out the blue cosmetic trend on a far safer region, while getting in some quality painting time. MAC's Plasma Blu, from their limited edition Neo-Sci Fi collection is the most vibrant shimmery blue we've found, and the collection also includes a yummy bumblebee yellow, Phosphor, for a heftier neon punch.

MAC Nail Lacquer in Plasma Blu, £8; available from MAC counters and www.maccosmetics.co.uk

 

Installation 3: Sébastien Tellier @ American Apparel

Last spotted careering around a Serbian stage in a golf cart as France's 2008 Eurovision entry; avant-garde musician Sébastien Tellier is now turning his attention to a rather sexy collaboration with one of our very favourites, American Apparel. In honour of his new Daft-Punk produced album, Sexuality (an eleven-track ode to the physical act of love), AA and Tellier have created the 'SexualiT' and 'SexualiTank', available from stores for a limited time. Given that Tellier was frankly robbed in Belgrade, you might want to further show your support by making like his backing singers and teaming the tops with a beard and sunglasses combo. Please?

Available at American Apparel, Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow and www.americanapparel.net

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