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Robert Mapplethorpe

07 May

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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