Edgar Degas

17 Aug

The « Corps de ballet » dress of the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2003 Show was inspired by Edgar Degas’ ballerinas.

Other Edgar Degas-inspired collections or pieces : Charles Anastase Spring/Summer 2009 (inspired in part by Edgar Degas’ ballet dancers), Dennis Basso Spring/Summer 2010 (bubble skirts reminiscent of Edgar Degas’ ballet dancers), Dior Couture Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (looks 33, 34 and 35 : « Degas Dancers »), French Sole Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (a 7-shoe line, inspired by Edgar Degas’ « Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen » sculpture, was launched, in collaboration with the London Royal Academy of Arts, to celebrate its « Degas and the Ballet : Picturing Movement » exhibition), Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Spring/Summer 2008 (dedicated to ballet, this collection was inspired in part by Edgar Degas’ ballerinas), Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2007 (tulle dresses, reminiscent of Edgar Degas’ ballet dancers), Lorick Spring/Summer 2010 (based partly on Edgar Degas’ pastels), Rodarte Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (cocktail dresses echoed Edgar Degas’ ballerinas ; moreover, Edgar Degas’ « Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen » sculpture, at the Norton Simon Museum, in Pasadena, inspired the dancers’ tutus that Kate and Laura Mulleavy designed for Darren Aronofsky’s « Black Swan »).

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