Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby’s spray-painted canvases inspired the painted silks he made, in collaboration with Bucol, for some dresses of the Dior by Raf Simons Couture Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Collection.

Another Sterling Ruby-inspired collection : Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2011.

Other designers who made painted dresses in collaboration with artists : Cacharel by Cédric Charlier (with Alberto Vejarano, for the Cacharel by Cédric Charlier Spring/Summer 2010 Collection), Dolce & Gabbana (with students from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, in Milan, for the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2008 Show, which featured a video of action painting scenes shot during this collaboration), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (from 1982 to 1985, with Miquel Barcelo, Ben, Jean-Charles Blais, Rémy Blanchard, François Boisrond, Robert Combas, Hervé Di Rosa, Gérard Garouste, Keith Haring, Alain Jacquet, Denis Laget, Christian de Laubadère, Gilles Mahé, Annette Messager and Loulou Picasso).

Photo : Yannis Vlamos /




Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Art


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Minnie Mouse

The pom-pons hairstyle of the Zac Posen Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Show evoked Minnie Mouse.

Some collections with Minnie Mouse : Ashish Spring/Summer 2005 (Minnie Mouse-printed T-shirts), Cher Michel Klein Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 (« Minnie Mouse » dress), Comme des Garçons Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (« Minnie Mouse » hats), D&G Spring/Summer 2010 (Minnie Mouse-printed swimsuits and T-shirts), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (« Minnie Mouse’s ears »-shaped sleeves), Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Minnie Mouse-printed blouses and dresses), Manish Arora Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (« oriental Minnie Mouse » dresses, in collaboration with Disney), Mawi for Disney Couture Jewellery Spring/Summer 2011 (« Minnie Mouse » line), O.P.I. (« Vintage Minnie Mouse » nail lacquers line, launched in June 2012), Vivienne Tam Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (« Minnie Mouse » shoes ; moreover, in January 2008, Vivienne Tam created a New Year’s outfit for Minnie Mouse, in collaboration with Hong Kong Disneyland, to celebrate the Year of the Rat).

Photo : Marcio Madeira




Posted by on July 10, 2012 in Comics


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Man Ray

Man Ray’s works, including « Le Violon d’Ingres » (« Ingres’s Violin »), inspired several outfits of the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show, « Woman / Ray ».

Other Man Ray-inspired collections : Badgley Mischka Pre-Fall 2008 (Man Ray’s pictures of Nancy Cunard were the starting point of this collection), Carolina Herrera Resort 2010, Catherine Malandrino Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (the hairstyle, by Odile Gilbert, and the makeup, by Tom Pecheux, were inspired by Man Ray), Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2010 (influenced by the artists of the early 20th century, including Man Ray), Gucci Spring/Summer 2012 (the makeup, by Pat McGrath, and the hairstyle, by Luigi Murenu, were inspired, in part, by Man Ray), Jil Sander by Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2009 (Man Ray’s « Noire et Blanche / Black and White » was projected on the backcloth of the runway), Lanvin by Elie Top Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Man Ray-inspired belt with « lips » and « eye » brooches), Lewis Spring/Summer 2009 (some photographs by Man Ray were pinned on the inspiration board of this collection), Mandy Coon Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (in part), Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2012 (inspired by surrealism, including Man Ray’s photograph of Lee Miller’s mouth in « Observatory Time – The Lovers »).

Photo : Yannis Vlamos /




Posted by on July 6, 2012 in Art


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The Wizard of Oz

« The Wizard of Oz »’s Dorothy meets the John McTiernan’s « Predator » monster was the starting point of the Gareth Pugh Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Show.

Other Victor Fleming’s « The Wizard of Oz »-inspired collections : Annabel Winship Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (« Dorothy Oz » and « Sweet Dorothy » shoes), Betsey Johnson Autumn/Winter 2001-2002 (the shoes were influenced in part by Dorothy’s), Heatherette Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (« Over the Rainbow »), Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (« The Wizard of Oz »-themed show), Rodarte Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (red dresses).

Moreover, in 2000, Hiroaki Ohya designed the « Ohya The Wizard Jeanz » book-clothes, inspired by L. Frank Baum’s « The Wizard of Oz » book, and, in 2008, in celebration of « The Wizard of Oz »’s 70th anniversary, designers (including Diane von Furstenberg, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Moschino and Roger Vivier) created new versions of Dorothy’s slippers, using Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED Elements.

Photo : Marcio Madeira




Posted by on July 3, 2012 in Cinema


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