Fashion is not something
that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has
to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening (Coco Chanel, 2008).  Fashion is an art. It’s a religion. It’s a
job. It’s a peek into a personality. It’s playfulness. It’s an escape or a
disguise. It is a feast for the eyes. But ultimately, fashion is an individual
statement of expression for each of us. To know the relationship of fashion and
art more your need to explore their relationship. To begin, close your eyes and
think about the word art. What do you see? What do you specifically think of
when you say the word to yourself? Go ahead and try it. You might think of the
bright colors of the painter’s palette, a certain favorite painter or painting,
a statue or sculpture, a specific style or period of art or even a museum or
art gallery. The question is did the word fashion enter your mind? Chances are
very good that it did. Fashion designers use their skills and abilities to
create beautiful and interesting pieces of clothing. They also have expanded
their reach from the catwalks into the home with top designers releasing
designer sheets and home décor accessories. By doing so these pieces of
clothing, designer sheets and home decor that have been designed in an exhibit
are the same things you see when you view a piece of fine artwork in a gallery
or museum. Fashion and art revolve around the same sphere, which is
creativity. The two worlds share a bridge that links the two together. Art in
its own aspect has followed humanity through its times and the world of fashion
has also been synonymous to it. The two mediums share a close relationship. Fashion
has its deep roots set in self expressionism, a means to show the world your
personality by way of body adornment and clothing. To me fashion month is the
one of the greatest art shows every year. A reminder that the idea fashion is
art as well as a method of self-expression is to be taken seriously. Different
artistic cultural movements influence fashion as well. It is fairly evident
that the Art Deco movement of the early twentieth century influenced what
people wore; for example, felt hats and turbans replaced the popular styles of
headwear at the time. Hints of impressionist art were also present in fashion
at this time, as several designers used fluid lines and flimsy, diaphanous
materials to create their fashions.