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Fashion is Expression, But is it Art?

To me and to countless others, fashion is another form of expression, like music, literature, art and dance, with the added benefit that everyone in western society participates in it, whether consciously or not. A piece is not created to stagnantly hang on someone's wall -- it is created to be worn on someone's back, and to fulfill a basic human need. If you don't think this can be done artistically, you've been spending too much time looking at American Apparel T-shirts.