Lynn Yaeger, contributing editor, Vogue
“In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous,” the designer Elsa Schiaparelli reportedly said. So her sartorial collaborations with Salvador Dalí couldn’t be more relevant today. Who wouldn’t want to counter the darkness in a gown brandishing a lobster, or a dress with trapunto stitches meant to evoke a skeleton, or a suit that morphs into a chest of drawers? Let us rage against the dying of the light in a hat shaped like a lamb cutlet.
Ben Cohen, co-founder, Ben & Jerry’s, and president, Stamp Stampede
Unfortunately, the greatest collaboration in history has been money and politics, which helps only the rich.
Jerrod Carmichael, actor and co-creator, The Carmichael Show
Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones joining forces to create Thriller. Jackson recorded demos at home, which Jones translated into sounds that were both soulful and ethereal. I’ve never been happier that two people met each other, aside from my parents.
Stephen Hess, senior fellow emeritus, Brookings Institution
Quite literally, the greatest collaboration must be conjoined twins, of which my knowledge goes no deeper than the Broadway musical Side Show, about Daisy and Violet Hilton. I vividly recall a moving number in which the sisters sing, “I will never leave you.”