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Louise Bourgeois

21 Sep

Louise Bourgeois’ « Fabric Works », presented at the Fondazione Vedova, in Venice, were the starting point of the Louis Vuitton by Julie de Libran Pre-Fall 2011 Collection.

Other Louise Bourgeois-inspired collections and designs or Louise Bourgeois’ collaborations : Claudia Schiffer (the « spider » logo of her cashmere line, launched in 2011, is based on Louise Bourgeois’ « Spider IV » sculpture), Dior Fine Jewelry by Victoire de Castellane (the inspiration board of Victoire de Castellane’s studio, on rue François-Ier, in Paris, features a portrait of Louise Bourgeois), Dirk Van Saene (in 2005, he said that Louise Bourgeois’ sculptures had influenced some of his designs), Fanny Karst Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (the cold colors and the steel tints of this collection were influenced by Louise Bourgeois’ works), Frank Tell Spring/Summer 2009 (inspired in part by Louise Bourgeois’ « Cells »), Helen Robotham Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Helen Robotham designed this collection, inspired in part by Louise Bourgeois, when she was a student at London College of Fashion), Helmut Lang (Louise Bourgeois appeared on ad campaigns for the designer, and recorded a CD, which was the soundtrack of the Helmut Lang Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 Menswear Show, and that was accompanied by a T-shirt for men, both had designs inspired by Louise Bourgeois’ work, « What Is the Shape of This Song » ; moreover, the Helmut Lang store, in Paris, presented the Louise Bourgeois’ « LAIR 1986-2000 » sculpture, from April to July 2004), Low Luv (in December 2009, Erin Wasson said that she would have loved Louise Bourgeois to wear her Low Luv jewelry line, because she was then « just the coolest thing alive. »), Meadham Kirchhoff Spring/Summer 2010 (the flyers for this show featured a Louise Bourgeois’ quote, « My knives are like a tongue … »), Pon Pon (in 2012, Pon Pon’s creative director, Laetitia Guillet, said that Louise Bourgeois’ drawings would symbolize her brand), Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2012 (in part), Simone Rocha Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (influenced by Louise Bourgeois’ works), Simone Rocha Spring/Summer 2012 (based on Louise Bourgeois’ hanging garments and lace works), VPL Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (the collection was, according to Victoria Bartlett, inspired by « Louise Bourgeois’ glandular and pendulous forms »).

Photo : Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

 

 

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