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Paname

JPG Couture AW1011

This jet-embroidered silk velvet and satin « Less than Zero / Moins que zéro » skeleton corset, was worn by Dita Von Teese in the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Show, titled « The Parisians / Les Parisiennes », which was a tribute to Paname (Paris’ nickname).

Other Paname–inspired collections : Bally by Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz Spring/Summer 2011 (« The Parisian / La Parisienne » collection), Celine Spring/Summer 2003 (« Macadam » seasonal line), Celine Spring/Summer 2004 (« Macadam Sorbonne » seasonal line), Celine by Ivana Omazic Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this show was more specifically based on Françoise Sagan’s 1977 novel, « The Unmade Bed / Le Lit défait »), Devernois by Franck Sorbier Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this collection paid homage to Juliette Gréco’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés), Emanuel Ungaro by Giles Deacon Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the theme of this show was « Paris and its constant history of pleasure), Girls From Omsk Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1982-1983 (this show, titled « Paris Gaultier », was a tribute to existentialism in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, which referenced Juliette Gréco and Boris Vian), Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1984-1985 (« Barbès »), Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1998-1999 (dubbed « The Existentialists / Les Existentialistes », this collection honored the Saint-Germain-des-Prés muses, from Juliette Gréco to Annabel Buffet), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (titled « Paris and its muses / Paris et ses égéries », this show paid homage to iconic Parisians such as Arletty, Barbara, Juliette Gréco and Micheline Presle), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2002 (« The Parigote / La Parigote »), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2005 (« The Gypsy Parisians / Les Parisiennes gitanes »), Jean Paul Gaultier X Pataugas Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Paris was one of the themes of this capsule collection), John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this show was an homage to the ’20s Parisians), Kenzo by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Resort 2015 (this collection was about the 2 designers « embracing their outsider status in Paris »), Les Tentativas by Anthony Tentativa Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, Monica Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (several pieces featured tales which were influenced by Parisians from the ’40s).

To read about other Paris-influenced collections, search for the « Paris » post that I have published on March 1, 2013.

Photo : Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Places

 

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Water

On Aura Tout Vu Couture AW1415

Water was the main theme of the On Aura Tout Vu Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, titled « H2O ».

Another water-influenced collection : Dion Lee Resort 2014 (water was the main inspiration of this presentation).

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Food

 

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Zizi Jeanmaire

JPG Couture AW1112 Mylène Farmer

Zizi Jeanmaire’s « Mon truc en plumes » (« My feather thing ») was one of the references of Jean Paul Gaultier’s « Black Swan »-themed Couture Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 show, which highlighted, for the finale, the « Libertine Swan » ostrich feather wedding gown, worn by Mylène Farmer.

Other Zizi Jeanmaire-inspired collections : Catherine Malandrino Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (the short black side-parted hairstyle of this show was an homage to Zizi Jeanmaire), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (the French ballet dancer / singer was one of the influences of this collection).

To read about Mylène Farmer-inspired collections or Mylène Farmer’s collaborations, search for the « Mylène Farmer » post that I have published on October 2, 2012.

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Dance

 

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Nile

Serkan Cura Couture AW1415

The Serkan Cura Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, titled « Goddesses of the Nile », made reference to the ancient civilizations concentrated along the Nile River.

Another Nile-inspired collection : Marchesa Resort 2009 (this presentation was based on a trip down the Nile).

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Quetzalcoatl

Antonio Ortega Couture AW1415

The Antonio Ortega Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, titled « Snake, Myth and Reality / Serpent, Mythe et Réalité », paid tribute to Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent.

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Eiffel Tower

Maison Anoufa Couture AW1415

One dress in the Maison Anoufa Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show paid homage to the Eiffel Tower.

Other Eiffel Tower-inspired items : Jean Paul Gaultier (the couturier has often paid tribute to the Eiffel Tower, especially in his Couture Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 Show, titled « Paris and its muses / Paris et ses égéries », and in the Jean Paul Gaultier X Pataugas Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 capsule collection), Kenzo by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Resort 2015 (« Eiffel Tower » motifs on the brass buttons of pea coats), Louis Vuitton by Julie de Libran Resort 2012 (« Eiffel Tower » pattern), Moschino Cheap and Chic Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (look 13 : « Eiffel Tower » print on a dress), Pierrot Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 (« Eiffel Tower » intarsias on sweaters).

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2014 in Architecture

 

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Central Park

Schiaparelli Couture AW1415

The handpainted « Central Park » pattern, which features squirrels and rats, in the Schiaparelli by Marco Zanini Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, is named after New York City’s urban park.

Some Central Park-influenced collections : Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2010 (this collection took its inspiration from autumn leaves in Central Park), Isaac Mizrahi Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (this show referenced camping in Central Park), Trussardi by Umit Benan Spring/Summer 2013 (the program notes of this Manhattan-inspired collection mentioned the trees of Central Park).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2014 in Places

 

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