"Fashion has, almost since its first recognition, been represented as art’s “other.” It has, until relatively recently, acquired no laudatory history, no museum of good example to pass down to future generations, no philosophy or critique; it has expanded within our culture without benefit of the academy. Whether from the position of Stoic, moral severity or Christian denunciation of sensuality, the preponderance of rhetorical commentary on fashion has, throughout history, been antagonistic. Fashion conflicts absolutely with these concepts of permanence, truth and authenticity, and is regarded as being particularly dangerous when it insidiously enters the citadels of art—Fiat modus pereat arus—as though virginal art were at constant risk of defilement."
Robert Radford, “Dangerous Liaisons: Art, Fashion and Individualism,” Fashion Theory
(Source: organization, via vogueltalia)