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Elizabeth Howe

Alexander McQueen AW78

The Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 Collection was influenced by Elizabeth Howe, who was one of the accused in the Salem witch trials of 1692.

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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Arles

Dior Couture SS6A research trip in the south of France, which included a visit to Arles, was the starting point of the Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2006 Show.

Other Arles-influenced collections : Christian Lacroix Couture Autumn/Winter 1987-1988 and Christian Lacroix Couture Autumn/Winter 2001-2002 (among various shows which highlighted the Franco-Spanish traditions of Christian Lacroix’s native Arles ; moreover, Christian Lacroix has often drawn inspiration from Antoine Raspal’s paintings of Arles’ seamstresses).

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Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Places

 

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Teotihuacan

JPG Couture SS10This outfit, named « Teotihuacan », from Jean Paul Gaultier’s « Mexico » Couture Spring/Summer 2010 Show, paid tribute to the eponymous pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city, in the Valley of Mexico.

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Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Places

 

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Roxy Music

Givenchy AW1112

The feline inspiration of the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show was based on Roxy Music’s « For Your Pleasure » album cover, shot by Karl Stoecker, which featured Amanda Lear, leading a black panther on a leash.

Other Roxy Music-inspired collections : John Richmond Autumn/Winter 2009-2010, MaxMara Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this show was influenced by Roxy Music-era London glam).

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Posted by on August 30, 2014 in Music

 

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Francisco Goya

Alexander McQueen SS7 Francisco Goya

Francisco Goya was one of the references of the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007 Show, titled « Sarabande ».

Other Francisco Goya-influenced collections : Diane von Furstenberg Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (Francisco Goya was one of the inspirations of this show), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (one pattern paid homage to Francisco Goya’s painting), Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2014 (Francisco Goya was one of the influences for the ruffles of this collection), Elisabeth de Senneville Spring/Summer 1989 (some motifs reproduced Francisco Goya’s « The Nude Maja / La maja desnuda »), Emilio de la Morena Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (Francisco Goya’s 1797 « Portrait of the Duchess of Alba » was the starting point of this collection), Marchesa Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (Francisco Goya’s 1783 « Portrait of Maria Teresa de Vallabriga on horseback / Retrato de Maria Teresa de Vallabriga a caballo » inspired this show), Nathan Jenden Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (« the drama of a Goya silhouette » influenced this collection).

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Posted by on August 29, 2014 in Art

 

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Luxor

Dior Couture SS4

The Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2004 Show was influenced by an aerial tour of Egypt, which included Luxor.

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Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Places

 

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Campbell’s Tomato Soup

Rodnik Band AW1112 Campbell's Tomato SoupCampbell’s Tomato Soup cans have influenced one dress in The Rodnik Band Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Collection, titled « Venus in Sequins », which paid homage to various artists, including Andy Warhol.

Other Campbell’s Tomato Soup-inspired items : Andy Warhol (Andy Warhol printed a « Campbell’s Tomato Soup can » motif on a cotton T-shirt, for an exhibition at Colorado State University, in 1980, and produced T-shirts with silkscreened « Campbell’s Tomato Soup can » patterns, which are archived at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 1984 (Campbell’s Tomato Soup cans influenced one silk organza dress, painted by Eliakim, in the « Homage to Andy Warhol » finale of this show).

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Posted by on August 27, 2014 in Food

 

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