Art in Fashion takes a long-overdue look at the influences of art on fashion, chronicling the close relationship between the two, which dates back at least to the Renaissance. It covers for each of the following artistic movements the historical background, the definitions of that art movement and its assimilation into fashion: Rococo and Neo-classicism; Romanticism; Impressionism; Art Nouveau and Art Deco; Vienna Secession, Fauvism and Cubism; Surrealism; 20th-Century Threads (with inclusion of Pop Art and Op Art); Fin-de-Siecle and the new millennium. The book is illustrated throughout with fine art, sketches and fashion plates, visually demonstrating the twin developments of art and fashion. It also includes a chronology of art movements plus appendices of fashion designers, fashion houses, and icons of fashion.
Alice Mackrell is a costume and art historian, specializing in the history of fashion plates. She is a graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and the author of An Illustrated History of Fashion (0713486724), Shawls, Stoles and Scarves, Paul Poiret and Coco Chanel. She also revised and updated The History of 20th Century Fashion (0713486929). She lives in London.