42. Rosson Crow

Label: Zac Posen

Year: 2010

Enigmatic American painter, Rosson Crow, who's represented by gallery Honor Fraser, found some initial notoriety from her art-world "bad boy" friends: Dan Colen and Dash Snow of the downtown New York and Los Angeles art scenes. But in more recent days, Crow has been forging relations with members of the New York fashion circuit.

"I got a call [in 2009] from a stylist friend, a boy I hadn't talked to in years," Crow said in an interview. "He said, 'My boyfriend wants to work with you.' I said, 'Who are you dating now?" And he said, 'Zac Posen.' I went, 'Oh my God. I'd love to!" And sometimes, apparently, it is just as easy as saying "yes." Crow's agreement to work with Posen resulted in her paintings as textiles for Posen's 2010 Autumn/Winter collection.