Monthly Archives: March 2012

Jean-Michel Basquiat

The jeans of the Valentino Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Show were inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Some Jean-Michel Basquiat-inspired collections : Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 1984 (dress « Physical Graffiti »), Louise Gray Autumn/Winter 2011-2012, Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 (Jean-Michel Basquiat-inspired prints), Timo Weiland Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear, Yigal Azrouël Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Menswear.

Moreover, in the early 90s, Karl Lagerfeld designed a silk dress with a Jean-Michel Basquiat-style print for Chloé.

Photo : Marcio Madeira

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Posted by on March 31, 2012 in Art


Kazuo Ohno

Dried flowers, seen by Kazuo Ohno, were the starting point of the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Spring/Summer 2011 Collection.

Photo : Courtesy of Givenchy

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Posted by on March 28, 2012 in Dance


Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is the inspiration of the hair (by Sam McKnight) and makeup (by Charlotte Tilbury) of the Dsquared² Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Show.

Moreover, on February 19th, Mulberry launched the bag “Del Rey” (designed by Emma Hill, it will be available in May 2012), inspired by the singer.

Photo : Marcus Tondo /

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Posted by on March 24, 2012 in Music


Mark Rothko

The colors of the Dior by Bill Gaytten Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Show were inspired by Mark Rothko.

Other collections with Mark Rothko-inspired clothes : Albino Autumn/Winter 2011-2012, Bottega Veneta by Tomas Maier Spring/Summer 2006 Menswear, Celine by Ivana Omazic Spring/Summer 2009, Etro Spring/Summer 2006, Marni by Consuelo Castiglioni Spring/Summer 2008, Martine Sitbon Spring/Summer 1998, Michael Angel Autumn/Winter 2011-2012, Narciso Rodriguez Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, Raf Simons Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Menswear, Vera Wang Autumn/Winter 2006-2007.

Photo : Monica Feudi /

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Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Art



Batman’s emblem appeared in the Luella Spring/Summer 2008 Show.

Other collections with Batman : Diesel® Spring/Summer 2012 (underwear « Batman » and « The Joker », for men, in collaboration with Warner Bros), GapKids Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (T-shirt « Batman », in collaboration with Junk Food Clothing), Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (« Batman » vest).

Moreover, Lucas Ossendrijver from Lanvin Menswear designed a « Dog Batman » T-shirt for the collection inspired in part by Batman, launched in May 2010 by the Colette store, in Paris, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of DC Comics.

Photo : Marcio Madeira.


Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Comics



Rainer Maria Fassbinder’s « Querelle » is one of the inspirations of the MaxMara Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Collection.

Other « Querelle »-inspired collections : Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Spring/Summer 2007, Jean Paul Gaultier (« Querelle » has reinforced his desire to wear the matelot’s sweater that is omnipresent in his collections).

Photo : Yannis Vlamos /

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Posted by on March 14, 2012 in Cinema


Vincent Van Gogh

The Rodarte Spring/Summer 2012 Show is inspired in part by Vincent Van Gogh.

Other Vincent Van Gogh-inspired collections : Ashish Spring/Summer 2012, Fyodor Golan Spring/Summer 2012 (as part of the British competition Fashion Fringe), Ruffian Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, Tracy Reese Autumn/Winter 2009-2010, Yves Saint Laurent Couture Spring/Summer 1988.

Photo : Yannis Vlamos /

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Posted by on March 10, 2012 in Art



Googie architecture was the starting point of the Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 Collection.

Photo : Monica Feudi /

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Posted by on March 9, 2012 in Architecture



The Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2005 Show (« Hommage à l’Afrique ») was inspired by Africa.

Other Africa-inspired collections : Cacharel by Clements Ribeiro Spring/Summer 2005, Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2005, Diane von Furstenberg Spring Summer 2012, Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 1997 (« Massaï »), Franck Sorbier Couture Spring/Summer 2005, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Spring/Summer 2007, Kenzo by Antonio Marras Spring/Summer 2005, Thierry Mugler Spring/Summer 1988 (« Eté africain »), Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2004, Yves Saint Laurent Couture Spring/Summer 1967 (« Bambara »), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Spring/Summer 1985 (« African Queen »).

Photo : Marcio Madeira

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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in Places


Patti Smith

The Paul Smith Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show is inspired by Patti Smith.

Other Patti Smith-inspired collections : Alessandro Dell’Acqua Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Menswear, Ann Demeulemeester (since the early 90s, Patti Smith has been a huge inspiration for the Belgian designer, especially for her Spring/Summer 2000, Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 and Spring/Summer 2007 collections), Betty Jackson Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Patti Smith’s book, « Just Kids »), Dior by John Galliano Spring/Summer 2004 (Patti Smith, one of the five celebrities who influenced the collection, was then described by John Galliano as the « Marlene Dietrich of today »), Ports 1961 Resort 2011, Rag & Bone Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (hair by Guido Palau and make-up by Gucci Westman were described as « Patti Smith goes to India »), Undercover Autumn/Winter 2004-2005.

Photo : Alessandro Viero /


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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in Music