Monthly Archives: May 2012


Fritz Lang’s « Metropolis » is one of the inspirations of the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Spring/Summer 2012 Collection.

Other « Metropolis »-influenced collections : Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 2012, Badgley Mischka Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, Bibhu Mohapatra Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2012, MaxMara Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, Roland Mouret Autumn/Winter 2003-2004, Thierry Mugler Autumn/Winter 1979-1980 (« Metropolis » draped tunic).

Photo : Courtesy of Givenchy




Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Cinema


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Anish Kapoor

The hats (made by Philip Treacy), the shining blues, greens and reds, and the sharp cuts of the Paco Rabanne by Manish Arora Spring/Summer 2012 Show are inspired by Anish Kapoor’s « I Have Places Like These, You Have Places Like These » work.

Some Anish Kapoor-inspired collections and items or Anish Kapoor’s collaborations : BVLGARI Spring/Summer 2010 (« B Zero 1 » ring, in collaboration with Anish Kapoor), Dior by Camille Miceli Spring/Summer 2010 (some jewels were reminiscent of Anish Kapoor’s cement work, « Greyman Cries, Shaman Dies, Billowing Smoke, Beauty Evoked »), Dirk Schönberger for Joop ! Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (hats influenced by Anish Kapoor’s sculptures), Frédéric Malle (the sprays that Pierre Hardy designed for the Frédéric Malle perfumes, in 2011, had tops that were reminiscent of Anish Kapoor’s works), Louisa Guinness Gallery (since 2003, the gallery has commissioned Anish Kapoor to create jewelry, unveiled at, Sisley (the bottles of the « Black » and « White » editions of the « Eau du Soir » perfume, launched for Fall 2010, were inspired by Anish Kapoor), Stéphane Rolland Couture Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (inspired by Anish Kapoor’s « Cloud Gate » sculpture).

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Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Art


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New York

The Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Show was inspired by Downtown New York.

Other New York-inspired collections : Albino Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (50s NYC, era Mark Rothko, and 80s NYC, era Keith Haring), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Pre-Fall 2006 (« Paris-New York »), Dany Atrache Couture Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (50s New York, with a touch of modernism), Donna Karan Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (since 1985, the Big Apple is linked to the designer’s creations, for her own collections and for her DKNY line), Henry Holland Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (New York street culture), Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2011, Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (80s New York underground), The Rodnik Band Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (« Venus in Sequins », influenced by the New York artistic avant-garde), Yigal Azrouël Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Menswear (80s New York art scene), Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Edition 24 line).

Photo : Yannis Vlamos /



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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Places


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Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons’ art inspired the « Koons is my Kunst ! » slogan on a dress (look 21) of the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 2009 Show.

Some Jeff Koons-inspired collections or Jeff Koons’ collaborations : Basso & Brooke Spring/Summer 2010 (prints), Calvin Klein (« Hot Dog » T-shirt, in collaboration with Jeff Koons, launched in November 2003, in aid of ICMEC), De Beers by Natalia Vodianova (jewelry line, launched in 2010, inspired in part by Jeff Koons), Fendi (Jeff Koons customized a « Baguette » bag, in aid of AmfAR, during the Cannes Film Festival, in May 2008), Iceberg Spring/Summer 2009 (print that echoed Jeff Koon’s « Balloon Dog » and « Balloon Flower » sculptures), Ikepod (« Cannonballs » watch, designed in collaboration with Jeff Koons, in 2010), Kim Jones Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Menswear (Koons-esque inflatable rabbit on the catwalk), Lisa Perry (Jeff Koons-inspired line, launched on April 28th, 2012), Louise Gray Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the « balloon » hats, made with Nasir Mazhar, echoed Jeff Koons’ « Balloon » sculptures), Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2006 (prints, in collaboration with Jeff Koons, inspired by his collages).

Photo : Imaxtree




Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Art


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French fries

French fries inspired bracelets and glasses in the collection that Jean-Paul Lespagnard presented at the 2008 Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival (the story of Jacqueline, who owns a French fries take-out).

Another collection with French fries : Stella McCartney Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (T-shirt with a « hamburger & French fries » print, which was photographed in « British Vogue », November 2009, p. 60).

Moreover, in 1998, Tom Sachs created the «Prada Value Meal» piece, with cardboard French fries, in a packaging similar to McDonald’s®, with the McDonald’s® logo covered with the Prada logo.

Photo : E. Tordoir







Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Food


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Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein’s « No Thank You ! », « On » and « Spray » paintings inspired 3 dresses in the Lisa Perry by Roy Lichtenstein line, available from August 7th, 2012, in collaboration with the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein.

Other Roy Lichtenstein-inspired campaign, collections or items : Donna Karan (the ad campaign for the limited edition of the « Be Delicious » perfume, launched for Fall 2009, was influenced by Roy Lichtenstein’s portraits), Emanuel Ungaro Couture Spring/Summer 2003 (motifs inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s portraits), Iceberg Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (the comics print, the shapes and the surreal colors evoked Roy Lichtenstein), Moschino Spring/Summer 2011 Menswear (in part), Pierre Hardy (« Poworama » sneakers, launched for X-Mas 2011), Versace 1996 (« Whaam ! » dress), Versace Resort 2011 (the key pattern was the Roy Lichtenstein’s dot), Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 Menswear (« Cosmopolocal » collection, with Roy Lichtenstein-style slogans), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Spring/Summer 1966 (collection based on Pop Art, partly Roy Lichtenstein’s works).

Photo : Joe Schildhorn / BF


Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Art


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Ron Arad

The Reed Krakoff Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Collection was inspired in part by Ron Arad.

Some Ron Arad’s collaborations : Louisa Guinness Gallery (in 2003, 2007 and 2009, the gallery commissioned Ron Arad to create jewelry, unveiled at, Notify (Ron Arad designed a bag for Notify, inspired by Linda Evangelista, for his exhibition, supported by Notify, « No Discipline : Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2008-2009 ; MoMA, New York, 2009 », then a T-shirt, with the slogan « Absolutely Not For Sale », for the Notify Spring/Summer 2009 Collection).

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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Design


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Jackson Pollock

A jacket with a Jackson Pollock-style print opened the Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 Menswear Show.

Other collections with Jackson Pollock-inspired prints : Balmain by Gilles Dufour Spring/Summer 2000, Chloé by Paulo Melim Andersson Spring/Summer 2008, Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2006, Erdem Autumn/Winter 2011-2012, Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2011 Menswear, Lefranc-Ferrant Autumn/Winter 2008-2009, Matthew Williamson Autumn/Winter 2001-2002, Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2009, Vera Wang Spring/Summer 2001, Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati Resort 2008.

Photo : Marcio Madeira

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Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Art


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Michael Jackson

The Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 Show featured one « Michael Jackson » dress.

Other Michael Jackson-influenced collections : Balmain by Christophe Decarnin Spring/Summer 2009 (embellished jackets), Catherine Malandrino (for Fall 2010, Catherine Malandrino designed, with Mary J. Blige and Madeline Nelson Small, clothes that were inspired in part by MJ, in support of FFAWN), Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2008 (military-style shoulders, silver socks), Heimstone Spring/Summer 2009 (the silver metallic outfit that MJ used to wear, era « Bad », was the starting point of the collection), J5 Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (jackets, launched by the Jackson brothers, inspired by the « Beat It » and « Thriller » videos), Maxime Simoëns Spring/Summer 2010 (« Black to White »), Pop Icons 2010 (clothes, by Jedward, based in part on MJ’s style), Repetto Spring/Summer 2009 (« Jackson » jazz shoe), Yazbukey Spring/Summer 2009 (necklace « Michael Jackson »).

Photo : Imaxtree



Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Music


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Robert Mapplethorpe

The screen-printed T-shirts of the Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Resort 2011 Collection were inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe, in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.

Some Robert Mapplethorpe-inspired collections : Acne Resort 2011 (inspired by James Crump’s documentary, « Black White + Gray »), Betty Jackson Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (inspired by Patti Smith’s book, « Just Kids »), Eddie Borgo Spring/Summer 2012 (similarities between Robert Mapplethorpe and Austin Osman Spare), Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Spring/Summer 2011 (in part), Jaiden Rva James Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (leather clothes), Stærk Autumn/Winter 2009-2010, Thom Browne Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (influenced by Robert Mapplethorpe’s BDSM photographs), Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Menswear (Robert Mapplethorpe’s flowers pictures inspired printed T-shirts), Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Menswear (based in part on Robert Mapplethorpe’s self-portrait in a leather jacket).

Moreover, in 2005, the exhibition « Mapplethorpe curated by Hedi Slimane », at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, in Paris, unveiled the connections between Robert Mapplethorpe and Hedi Slimane’s themes.

Photo : KT Auleta / Courtesy of Opening Ceremony

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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Art


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