Clothing as a medium in the visual arts ? a connection that links two different systems. This paper is dedicated to these issues, such as clothing is used as a transmitter for information and expression. It will discuss whether the work of art addresses the issue of a current fashion or trend, and what role clothing plays in the context of art.The first part of this paper deals with the basic functions of clothing. Scientific views of various authors on the subject of fashion serve as a starting point. It will show that the social, cultural and sociological claim of clothing, their malleability, and its materiality provide enough potential for discussion. Difficulties arise in the connection between art and fashion because the autonomous right of art to function independently is clearly contrary to the system of the fashion industry, which tries to reach commercial goals. The second chapter demonstrate examples of artists of the 20th century, the interest of the ?art' for clothing, Wiener Werkstätte, the futurists or the Russian Constructivists, for example. But only Sonia Delaunay and the Wiener Werkstätte were able to reach economic success. A more artistic approach was pursued by the Dadaists and Surrealists. Above all, Duchamp and his "ready-mades" created an important contributed to the contemporary understanding of clothing in art and everyday objects per se. The third part is devoted to contemporary artists, including Austria, Germany and Switzerland, working primarily or secondarily with clothes. The media cover photography, objects and clothing designs. These clothes have grown to an independent work of art, carrying information or it becomes a sculptural and architectural clothing object. The main aspects are transformation, convergence, independence and unification. There are multi-layered connections which derive results that each systems must stand for itself, it must submit to one over the other or each that system tries to benefit from the others.