I hate the terminology of "costume" because my clothes are not costumes at all. I think they're high fashion, avant-garde, and more couture, definitely, and yes, some of my pieces are not particularly wearable, but I wouldn't say they're costumes, I'd say they're more couture.
— Christian Siriano

What guides me is to do work that's more avant-garde - things that I think are special. You can easily become a celebrity and get caught up in all that blur. I just want to work and surprise myself.
Adrien Brody avant garde quote

Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers.
— Brian Greene

I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned about so-called avant-garde music. Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting were well known at this time.
— Henry Flynt

I can imagine an utter hatred for the jazz avant-garde.
— Matthew Shipp