Quote: Art Vs. Fashion

Friday, January 15, 2010

“Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.”
Jean Cocteau

Do you agree?

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33 comments :

Chloë, Wardrobe Quarry said...

thats a great quote

Chicago Chic said...

There is definitely some truth to this quote! Trends always come and go, but art is forever.

JOWY said...

fashion can definitly be art, so i dont agree 100%.

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KJT said...

I do agree. but any fashion that becomes ugly with time ends up being beautiful again after more time:)

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Nina said...

Fashion and art are two very identical disciplines to me ... Just my two cents worth?

Haute World said...

Interesting quote, but I"m sure vintage lovers would disagree with the fashion part (considering garments back in the day were often more intricate and beautiful). If he's talking about trends, these always come back anyway. Concerning art, it really depends. A lot of art can be superficially beautiful only to reveal a dark side upon closer inspection.

Angela said...

It is all in the eye of the beholder.

daisychain said...

great quote!

Leah said...

I agree... there are a lot of art stuff which I don't like but when they were turned into fashion, I love them. Take the case of tattoos... I know it's art but I'm not really into it. But when Chanel made those temporary tattoos, I love them.

Isquisofrenia said...

thank you hon for your coment!

KP said...

then it becomes beautiful again! xo

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Great quote! Kind of makes you think...

Flavia Flanders said...

Couldn't agree more... but the ugly sometimes comes back in fashion and gets pretty again =)

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

Kind of agree- though some staples are never ugly- (think Jackie-O).

Nathalie said...

Haha, great quotation... if I think about what we used to wear some time back... I am shivering... but still, it always comes back :)
*Nathalie

Unknown said...

fashion is merely art using the human body as a canvas... and the only artform every single person partakes in every single morning.


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Denisa L said...

I agree:)

Jen said...

Often, fashion is considered art. So I think the lines of this quote are now blurred. Fashion has become such a pivotal part of the art world, I don't think there are separate as this quote makes out.

Unknown said...

the quote made me smile. but isn't fashion an art? =)

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S.Elisabeth said...

Definitely disagree. Fashion is an art form. It is a category of art, just like sculpting, painting, sketching. And who has ever considered vintage fashion ugly?!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Fashion is art; therefore I can't fully agree with this quote. Nevertheless, I adore it!! :)

Jess ♡ said...

Awesome quote, but I agree with everyone else. Fashion IS art.

MYCLOSETGARDEN said...

I agree and then I don't. If fashion gets ugly, why do we seek it out so hard at thrift stores and dream of the past's fashion. Great post, great debate. Have a great holiday weekend!

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Unknown said...

wonderful blog! love the post :)

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Goodle. said...

I agree with saying that fashion gets ugly, but yet in two years time the same fashion will come back with some small changes :D

Great blog and awesome photos you got there :)

Goodle x

Winnie said...

I studied Art History and would disagree I'm afraid. Definitely in the eyes of the beholder as Savvy mentioned above!

Becky Tjandera said...

Haha somehow I kinda agree with this . But you can call fashion an art too right ? And there are some of fashion things that won't be ugly , like jeans . x) So fifty-fifty for me !

COCOVANA said...

well fashion repeats itself, so certain trends will die off and then come back! I don't think art turns beautiful with time, it just might get appreciated more with time, look at van gogh his work was not considered valuble until after he died.

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The Girl With a Feather said...

That's a really difficult statement! I guess it differs from person to person. Personally I disagree, yet agree at the same time.

Anonymous said...

thanks for commenting lady! this quote is intriguing & to echo what others have said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. & i think art & fashion depend on cycles.

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Stephanie said...

Great quote! (but maybe not ALL fashion always becomes ugly - maybe out of fashion, but not ugly!) Love the blog - thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Ash Fox said...

Amazing quote. I love this man.

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