30 August 2010

Inspiring Collaborations

Mon mari and I put together the following list of creative 'couples' we admire...
Because of their unique genius,  their successful careers and their peerless contribution to the world of art and design.  Don't you wonder where their secret lies?  
I am sure I forgot other couples/partners/collaborations/special friendships etc... so feel free to suggest who else should be part of this list.  

1.    Isabel and Ruben Toledo:  Cuban-American fashion designer + Cuban-American artist, husband and wife.
2.    Ricardo Scofidio and Elizabeth Diller:  Interdisciplinary Architects of the 21st Century: Firm: Diller  Scofidio + Renfro, not sure if they are married, so I will say partners. 
3.    Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch:   Artists/designers in New York City:  Firm: Roman and Williams,  partners.
4.    Charles and Ray Eames:  20th Century American designers, husband and wife.
5.    Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almod√≥var:  Spanish actress + Spanish film director, muse and mentor.
6.    Anthony McQueen and Isabella Blow:  British fashion designer + British style-icon/magazine editor,  friends and collaborators.
7.    Philip Treacy and muse Isabella Blow:  Irish-British milliner + British style icon, friends and collaborators. (Photo by Donald McPherson, 2003)
8.    Paul and Julia Child:  American painter/photographer/poet + Cooking expert/TV Personality and author, husband and wife. 
9.    Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Bulgerian-American artist + French-American artist, collaborators.
10.  Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo:  Mexican artists, husband and wife.
11.  Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner:  American abstract-expressionist artists, husband and wife.

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