Wednesday, September 23, 2009

J.Crew's Artistic Genius

I am loving the new J.Crew catalog that features seven New York artists photographed wearing J.Crew clothing in their studios! The online version, Open Studio, has interviews with all the artists and more shots artwork and studios. My favorite question of course is "How do you think art and fashion influence one another?" Their answers are all perfect. I have two questions of my own though, 1. Why didn't they shoot any women artists? and 2. Is artist Chris Dorland (above) single?

Artist Ryan McGinness

Studio of Ryan McGinness

Artist Glenn Ligon

Studio of Glenn Ligon

Artist Billy Sullivan

Studio of Billy Sullivan

Artist Lucien Smith

21 comments:

Capricioustraveler said...

J. Crew is fantastic! I love their styling.

the NEO-traditionalist said...

I was wondering the same thing---why no female artists? Hmmmm, maybe next time... Did enjoy the catalog though---stunning as usual.
XX Kate

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shazam said...

yeah women artists should be featured and not just beautiful ones, how about regular people.

Laura Trevey said...

I LOVE this!!!
... a behind the scenes of the Artist


xo Laura
www.brightboldbeautiful.blogspot.com

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Hmmm, as a regular female artist, I agree with Shazam.

Karena said...

Okay, I love seeing the guys and their studios, women artists next please!!

Carol Ann said...

Enjoyed the art and the clothing, we do not have J.Crew in Canada yet, pitty

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

Funny - I did a J.Crew post today, as well! I think most of the blogging community has an unhealthy obsession with that store. Or is that just me? Hah.

Anyway, I am bummed because that catalogue must have been an East Coast-only distribution. I never saw it here in Chicago, and I get a fair number of J.Crew catalogues in my mailbox. Thanks for sharing, because that really is a brilliant idea for a photo shoot.

It'd be great to do a "successful women of NYC" - not just artists - female-only catalogue. What a hit that would be!

katethegreatchapman said...

Because J Crew does not need to vamp up its women's line. The men's is what needs help and this was a smart way to do it.

Tawney--A Chichi Life said...

I too believe in the intersections between fashion, art and interiors. I love that J. Crew is using that concept to showcase fashion on real bodies in their natural environments of the artists. I would have liked to see modern women artists showcased in addition to the men.
-Tawney

Decorno said...

I just wish they would put Matthew Barney back in the catalog. He's one fine-art piece of ass.

Kevin said...

Well- it's the men's catalog, isn't it? Isn't that why there are no women?

Mike Farley said...

If you are talking about the catalog I'm thinking of -- not enough info provided, my answer to you is: because it's a "men's shop" catalog. Besides, J.Crew's brick and mortar stores cater enough to women. It's time for the men to receive some attention, and if this means in the way of men designers, I'm all for it. :)

Paula Grace Designs said...

OMG what a great idea! Well done J. Crew!

Urban Style Vibes said...

Wow, lovely images! Thanks for sharing!!

Have a lovely evening!

Lise M.

Ashfield Hansen Design Inc. said...

J. Crew makes it all look so easy.

A set of women artists would have been the perfect compliment!

David @ Ashfield Hansen

thomas said...

i LOVE jcrew and have always LOVED jcrew.

Iheartfashion said...

Loved this idea too. I hope they're working on the female version!

TheCluelessCrafter said...

So true! Why the hell didn't they publish women artists??

I consider myself quite observant when it comes to "oversights" like this, but even I didn't notice until you made the remark.

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