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Memorable Designer Collaborations: When Fashion and Art Join Forces

Who doesn’t love a fashion collaboration? You take a brand that you’re already obsessed with and you combine it with something else you love to create something that is all but guaranteed to sell out in the blink of an eye. Tie-ins with celebrities, TV shows, bloggers and different brands are all great, but fashion and art collabs produce some of the most interesting stuff.

The fashion and art worlds are often blurred, but magic really happens when they combine. There’s a reason why artists and fashion designers have been working together for ages. Just think back to the iconic collaborations between Spanish Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí and fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli to more recent collabs like Louis Vuitton and Stephen Sprouse.

The best thing about art and fashion coming together is that it makes things slightly more accessible for those of us who don’t have the budgets to pick up original Picassos and Rembrandts. We may not be able to afford an artist’s one-of-a-kind masterpiece, but we can usually afford their wearable masterpieces. Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the most memorable fashion and art collaborations ever.