Women in the Art World

Stylist Patrick Mackie explains the merging of fashion and art on set of October's Gen W: The Artist is Present story featuring some of today's most influential, and yes female, artists.

Released on 9/18/2012

Credits

Starring: Patrick Mackie

Transcript

00:07
(uplifting music)
00:28
For W's October Issue,
00:29
I'm very excited to be shooting a portfolio
00:32
of six influential artists with Tom Munro.
00:36
I started by thinking about how,
00:38
especially how W merges fashion and art,
00:42
and I wanted to see these women as icons,
00:45
females that with the Dada and Surrealist,
00:48
and the Bauhaus Movement and created these iconic images,
00:52
they were almost muses.
00:53
I thought of past lovers and really influential women
00:57
that have contributed so much to art.
00:59
And I really wanted to picture these women in fashion
01:03
in strong environments surrounding with their works.
01:09
Rachel Feinstein, we photographed her in the studio.
01:13
We're very, very lucky to have some of the set
01:15
that she built for the Marc Jacobs Fall show.
01:17
(uplifting music)
01:24
When working with Kara Walker,
01:25
I looked very much at her stenciling
01:28
and how she's incorporating some of her work.
01:30
She cut this stencil of hands,
01:32
and I looked through the collections.
01:34
And Diane von Furstenberg, she had created a look,
01:37
which I thought was very much synonymous with what
01:40
Kara says in her art.
01:43
When she did Francesca, I looked at Serena's photography
01:48
and pictures taken by Cecil Beaton.
01:50
She became this Duchess of Windsor
01:53
in the red Tom Ford dress with the cape
01:55
with her up in the background being very surreal.
01:57
(uplifting music)
02:06
When teaching Josephine, we looked to the Bauhaus Movement
02:09
as inspiration for her photograph
02:11
and influences in her work,
02:13
and Tom Brown could make this amazing satin cage.
02:20
We also went into the home of Jeanne Greenberg,
02:22
who is a major gallerist, as the most inspiring home
02:26
filled with the most beautiful art.
02:29
It's really amazing to shoot this portfolio with Tom Munro,
02:31
and we've been very excited to see these women
02:33
shot as they've never been shot before,
02:36
and highly stylized, iconic, and wearing fashion.
02:40
(melodic music)