What happens when you invite such luminary fashion designers as Stephen Jones or Hussein Chalayan to collaborate with important contemporary artists such as Cerith Wyn Evans or Gavin Turk and ask them to think about the Olympic values of speed, strength, agility and stamina? A celebration of the best of British creativity and a set of innovative exciting works of art, which will be unveiled at London s Victoria and Albert Museum for the Festival of London, during the 2012 Olympic Games. Cocteau and Chanel, Dali and Schiaparelli: artists and fashion designers have long admired and inspired one another. And London, perhaps the greatest global capital of creativity, is a place where artists of all kinds congregate, a fertile environment for collaboration. This project creates anew chapter in that long, rich history, bringing together leaders in their different fields and placing no limits on their imagination. The artists and designers have risen enthusiastically to the challenge, with proposals for sculpture, fantastical garments, video and sound works. The brainchild of the British Fashion Council s Fashion Art s Foundation Britain Creates FASHION AND ART COLLUSION will be recorded for posterity in a box which will also include a book, a set of posters of the finished artworks and a CD as one of the collaborations is audio. The book will include visual interviews showing the artists and designers notes, ideas and rough sketches of their joint creative process as well as their biographies. With an introduction by Lucy Yeomans, Editor of Harpers Bazaar. and an essay by Iain R. Webb Professor of Fashion at the Royal College of Art and Central St. Martins College of Art, who has been part of the London art and fashion world for thirty years as designer, stylist, author, teacher, curator and editor. The pairings are Hussein Chalayan and Gavin Turk Giles Deacon and Jeremy Deller Stephen Jones and Cerith Wyn Evans Mary Katranzou and Mark Titchner Nicholas Kirkwood and Simon Periton Peter Pilotto and Francis Upritchard Jonathan Saunders and Jess Flood Paddock Paul Smith and Charming Baker Matthew Williamson and Mat Collishaw. This two-volume title also contains a CD and 9 posters by the artists involved.