Is Fashion Art? Preview the New Exhibit at Ferragamo Museo
A new exhibit at the Ferragamo Museum in Florence pairs the famous shoes of Salvatore Ferragamo with works of art from the Pre-Raphaelite, Futurism, Surrealism, and Pop Art movements. Salvatore Ferragamo was both personally and professionally interested in the avant-garde art movements of the 20th century, as well as art of the '50s and '60s. As such, the exhibit includes a range of works, from Elisabeth Chaplin's 1906 oil painting Family Portrait in Garden, to the Andy Warhol collaborator Christopher Makos, to a Kenneth Noland bullseye acrylic painting that seems to have directly inspired a pair of Ferragamo suede pumps. At the heart of the show is this thesis: That perhaps we can no longer treat the worlds of art and fashion as separate mediums. In other words: Is fashion art? Preview the exhibit here, which opens to the public on May 19.