Artists and designers have been breaking bread for eons, resulting in some of the most notable fashion collaborations to date. In the aughts alone, Levi’s teamed up with the Andy Warhol Foundation and Damien Hirst in 2008, while The Simpsons‘ animator Matt Groening signed on with Comme des Garçons in 2011. In 2010, Tommy Hilfiger created a limited edition footwear collection with the Keith Haring Foundation, which also joined forces with Nicholas Kirkwood. And, of course, no list would be complete without Louis Vuitton’s collabs with Takashi Murakami in 2007, Fabrizio Plessi in 2008 and Yayoi Kusama in 2012.
For Fall 2014, designers payed tribute to their muses in a more roundabout way with museum-worthy references from Milan to the Big Apple. We spotted a wink to Mark Rothko at Iceberg and a nod to Pop Art at Moschino. Which begs the question: Does art imitate life, or is it the other way around? In this case, art seems to beget more art.
Click on the slideshow below for seven museum-worthy masterpieces straight from the runway.