Monthly Archives: May 2012

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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A Superman-inspired dress was designed by Jeremy Scott for the finale of the Sonia Rykiel Spring/Summer 2009 Show.

Other Superman-influenced collections or items : Converse X Superman Spring/Summer 2010 (2 different « All*Star Chuck Taylor » sneakers), Epice Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (« Superman » scarf), 4 me by Julie Bernardin Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (« Superman » necklace), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (look 23 : dress based on Superman’s costume, with a « JC/DC » logo), Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the « S » emblem was transformed into a question mark on 2 outfits, look 8 and look 43, inspired by Superman), Six Lee Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (collection inspired in part by Superman, when the designer was a student at the Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts), 3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2012 (Superman and other comic strips).

Photo : Marcio Madeira


Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Comics


Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso’s ceramics were used (with the Picasso estate’s permission) to create intarsia-knitted sweaters in the Jil Sander by Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2012 Collection.

Some Pablo Picasso-inspired collections : Chadwick Bell Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (based in part on Picasso’s « Boy with a Pipe »), Duro Olowu Spring/Summer 2010 (influenced by the palette of Picasso’s « Mosqueteros’ » paintings), Felicity Brown Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Picasso’s ballet illustrations were the starting point), Gattinoni Spring/Summer 2002 (Picasso’s paintings, in particular « Guernica »), Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2001-2002 (Picasso’s blue period inspired the evening outfits), Nonja McKenzie Spring/Summer 2009 (Picasso’s painting of a woman who sleeps), Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012 (Picasso’s cubist period), Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2011 (outfits inspired in part by Picasso’s « White Doves » cardboard cutouts), Salvatore Ferragamo by Massimiliano Giornetti Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear (the starting point was the concept of Picasso in his atelier, in the South of France), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Autumn/Winter 1979-1980.

Photo : Yannis Vlamos /

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Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Art