The body features as a site for enquiry in both art and fashion. Explore this notion in depth by comparing and contrasting the conceptually provocative work of 21st century fashion designers Hussein Chayalan and Alexander McQueen.

some preferred sources are

Loschek, I. 2009. ?When is Fashion Art?? In When Clothes Become FashionDesignand Innovation Systems. UK: Berg.
Quinn, B. 2002. ?Intelligent Fashion.? In Techno Fashion. Oxford: Berg.
The Berg Fashion Library (available online through Curtin University) contains many articles by Bradley Quinn and Ingrid Loschek relevant to this topic.
Recommended Optional Reading
English, B. 2007. A Cultural History of Fashion in the Twentieth Century: From the Catwalk to the Sidewalk. UK: Berg.
Hemmings, Jessica & Simonson, Caryn. 2008. ?Grown Fashion: Animal, Vegetable or Plastic?? In Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, 6 (3) November: 262-273 . (Available online in Curtin University?s Berg Fashion Library)
Gregg Duggan, Ginger. 2001. ?The Greatest Show on Earth: A Look at Contemporary Fashion Shows and Their Relationship to Performance Art.? In Fashion Theory, 5 (3): 243?270. (Available online in Curtin University?s Berg Fashion Library