Two Piece Suit, Spring-Summer 1991
Cheap and Chic by Moschino (Italian, designer Franco Moschino, 1950-1994)
Gift of Shari L. Applebaum
Chanel (French, founded 1909, designer Karl Lagerfeld since 1983)
Collection of Margot Siegel
Ski Jacket, 1968
Adi for Edelweiss
Gift of Beverly Bajus
Intersections: Where Art and Fashion Meet
July 11—November 1, 2009
“[Clothing] manufacturers have always had designers doing the actual work for them. It’s like the studio of Rembrandt where many artists worked for him. Now we have Murakami and Richard Prince doing the same thing” – Margot Siegel
Inspired by noted fashion journalist Margot Siegel and her immersion in the worlds of fashion and art, INTERSECTIONS: WHERE ART AND FASHION MEET revels in the exuberance of art, fashion, and popular culture. Co-curated by Dr. Barbara Heinemann and curatorial specialist Mark Schultz, the exhibition pairs important works of art from Siegel’s personal collection with designer fashions from the Goldstein’s collection in a celebration of the fluid relationship between art and fashion.
Featured are important works of Pop Art, including those by pioneers Andy Warhol and Richard Hamilton, and fashions from Louis Vuitton, Martin Margiela, and Steven Sprouse. The Pop Art movement challenged the distinctions between high and low art, and promoted an appreciation of mass culture and “popular” experience. The movement was strongly characterized by irreverence and these iconic works continue to add a colorful influence on current fashion.
· “Fashion Uses Art” includes limited-edition Louis Vuitton handbags designed by iconic artists Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince.
· “Art Uses Fashion” contains artist Wayne Thiebaud’s colorful lithographs of shoes and lipstick.
· “Fashion Uses Art Concepts” stars a hand-painted dress by designer Zandra Rhodes.
· “Art, Fashion, and Consumerism” features Italian designer Franco Moschino’s handbag repeatedly covered with the word “logo.”
Margot Siegel (BA Journalism '44), freelance writer and former co-owner of the public relations firm Siegel-Hogan Enterprises (SHE), has been a driving force behind the Goldstein Gallery, now the College of Design’s Goldstein Museum of Design. Her commitment led her to found the Friends of the Goldstein Gallery in 1978 to enhance the museum's visibility, foster community and financial support, encourage volunteerism, and contribute to the museum's service and outreach mission.
A lifetime board member and passionate advocate, Siegel has played an active role with the Friends for more than 30 years. She helped build the museum's apparel collection, securing an exceptional group of more than 700 designer garments and has fostered the advancement of the Goldstein, which has grown to a collegiate museum with a collection of more than 28,000 objects. Her contributions to the interpretation of contemporary fashion as a design and cultural legacy benefits the University and its students for many years to come. Siegel currently serves on the College of Design’s Advisory Board.
There will be panels and public programs associated with this exhibition. Please watch our website for details.
Partially sponsored by the University of Minnesota Summer Session, Summer Cultural Programs, the Friends of the Goldstein Museum of Design, and generous individual donors.
For more information please visit: The Goldstein Museum of Design