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Givenchy Couture AW910

The Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 Show paid tribute to North Africa.

Other North Africa-influenced collections : Edun Pre-Fall 2010 (each piece evoked a trek through the Sahara), Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2011 (this show was inspired by the night sky over the Sahara).

Photo : Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2014 in Places

 

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Bread

JPG Pain Couture 4For the exhibition « Pain Couture by Jean Paul Gaultier », presented at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, in Paris, from June 6 until October 10, 2004, the French couturier recreated his work in bread.

Photo : VOGUE.co.uk

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2014 in Food

 

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Joséphine de Beauharnais

Alexandra Vidal SS15

The Alexandra Vidal Spring/Summer 2015 Collection is influenced by Joséphine de Beauharnais’s love of luxurious fabrics.

Other Joséphine de Beauharnais-inspired collections : Chaumet (in 2010, to celebrate its 230 years, Chaumet launched the jewelry collection « Joséphine / Josephine », in homage to the French jeweler’s first muse, the Empress of the French), John Galliano (in 1992, John Galliano paid tribute to Joséphine de Beauharnais and her husband Napoleon in his collection entitled « Napoleon and Josephine »).

Photo : Courtesy of Alexandra Vidal

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Deck the Halls

Victoria's Secret 7

The 6th segment of the 2007 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, titled « Deck the Halls », was named after the eponymous Christmas carol.

Photo : Courtesy of Victoria’s Secret

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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The African Queen

Erdem SS15

Images of Katharine Hepburn in John Huston’s « The African Queen » featured on the mood board of the Erdem Spring/Summer 2015 Show.

Photo : Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Persephone

Elisa Palomino SS11

The Elisa Palomino Spring/Summer 2011 Show, titled « Eternal Spring 11 », was inspired by the myth of Persephone.

Photo : VOGUE.es

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Chocolate birthday cakes

Chocolate Fashion Show 2014

Chocolate birthday cakes influenced the chocolate dress, worn by TV hostess and actress Sandra Lou, that Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada and chocolate maker Joël Patouillard created for the Chocolate Fashion Show, presented on October 28, 2014, of the Salon du Chocolat, for its 20th anniversary.

To read about chocolate-inspired collections and items, search for the « Chocolate » post that I have published on November 5, 2012.

Photo : PureBreak.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2014 in Food

 

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