ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Drawing from the Museum’s collection of more than 20,000 objects, Collective Inspiration showcases eight fashion ensembles and accessories spanning the 20th century that are paired with paintings, sculptures, and more. Each pairing includes interpretive texts written by various Museum curators to shed light on how traditional elements of art and design, including color, value, line, form, and texture, can be applied to fashion objects as well as more traditionally recognized forms of art.
Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, Dress and shoes, spring/summer 2018 look #13. Inkjet printed polyester velvet, leather. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum. Museum purchase with funds provided by Arizona Costume Institute; Jan van Dalen, Still Life: Vanitas (Naturaleza muerta: Vanitas), c. 1665. Oil on oak panel. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds provided by Friends of European Art.