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From Chic Sheet Shows to Historic-Style Salon Showings

 - Jun 22, 2012
With breathtaking displays like Alexander McQueen's 'Savage Beauty,' fashion-focused exhibitions have been met with an explosion in popularity and demand. Although designers have been part of the creative realm for centuries, their work is only recently gaining recognition at the level of high art.

Designers such as McQueen, Balenciaga and Jean Paul Gaultier are known for their unorthodox and extravagant creations. These offbeat designs enthrall and captivate visitors with their intricate details and craftsmanship. These fashion-focused exhibitions allow designers to engage consumers through a visual history of their products. Fashion and art continue to grow closer together, with designers working with artists on collaborative collections.

While some may argue these fashion-focused exhibitions are blurring the definition of high art and high fashion, they certainly provide an extensive retrospective into the lives of these great design giants.