Mai Thu Perret's Schiaparelli replica dress in "Flow My Tears"

For the fashionista that loves art, there is no better event to go to than the Frieze Art Fair. We arrived just one hour after the official opening and it was already busy with an enthusiastic crowd admiring the 173 exhibition stands from 33 countries. On the fashion art front, striking was the foam mannequin with a silver blown glass head wearing a replica of a Schiaparelli Silk Dress created by Mai-Thu Perret and entitled “Flow My Tears” displayed at the Timothy Taylor Gallery stand.

Andreas Gursky's Cocoon II (close up shot) at White Cube

White Cube is always a major attraction, and this time lots had gathered to see the massive Andreas Gursky Cocoon II, C print. Throughout the afternoon, visitors were voraciously photographing the art pieces – so we thought okay we’d get a free close-up snap of this valuable piece too.

Certainly there were some big money spenders here from all corners of the art globe. Narrow cut jeans and funky sneakers or trainers seemed much the flavour of the day for artistic creative men whilst women opted for designer jackets and flashes of animal print.  Fashion and art so often go hand in hand and at Frieze this time the clothes chain Cos sponsored a whole section called Frame dedicated to upcoming galleries less than 6 years old.

Big Hoody by Edwin Wurm. Acrylic, paint.

Wanting to rest our tired feet we enjoyed the enormously spacious Deutsche Bank VIP hospitality area, a completely tranquil haven to sip wine or take afternoon tea. The two Gail’s Cafés designated for the general public in contrast were packed despite being totally overpriced. Two small cappuccinos and two tiny cake pieces were £8. Fashion celeb visitors included Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, model Tali Lennox and Philip Treacy popped over to see us. Both Lanvin and Philip Treacy are featured in the new edition of Fashion Fabulous London 2012 that comes out 27th October. Catching our eye too was an acrylic and paint sculpture, Big Hoody by Erwin Wurm.

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