Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Peter Gerakaris' Rappaccini Origami Terrarium for Bergdorf Goodman's Art Matters windows at 58th and 5th (curated by Grey Area)

Fashion is wearable art… or so it's been said. Artists and designers have long debated the fine line of where fashion ends and "art" begins. For designers, fashion becomes "art" once a piece crosses the line of wearability. For artists, the sky's the limit. This week, Bergdorf Goodman and Grey Area unite around the theme "Art Matters," showcasing both wearable and viewable art, with a definite distinction between the two.

Spider Monkey Opera Mask by Peter Gerakaris as part of his Rappaccini Origami Terrarium

In parallel with fashion week,home-grown art intermingles with haute couture gowns. Extending beyond the windows, BG features 10 artists in 10 spaces, including the Third Floor and Main Floor retail spaces. Artists on view include Christopher Astley, Mattia Biagi, Kristin Cammermeyer, Sebastian Errazuriz, Lionel Esteve, Peter D. Gerakaris, Andrea Mary Marshall, Adam Parker Smith Kasper Sonne and WXYZ x Laura Wass. From a tar-covered teddy to an origami terrarium, art finds temporary refuge at one of fashion's finest.

Mattia Biagi teddy bear with J.Mendel, Erdem and Proenza Schouler clad mannequins

Adam Parker Smith handcrafted wall decor

Up close--butterflies and fake fruit!

The colorful side of Chanel

Laura Wass headpieces and geometric sculptures

Jewelry by WXYZ jewelry, Oil slick hair color by @auracolorist

Christopher Astley sculpture with Dries Van Noten and Rachel Rafael Cennamo dresses

Untitled sculptures by Lionel Estéve

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