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Stars and Stripes

22 Oct

Stars and Stripes inspired the « American Villa / Villa Américaine » theme of the Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2008 Show, named « Stars ».

Other collections with Stars and Stripes-inspired pieces : Balmain by Christophe Decarnin Spring/Summer 2011 (« Stars and Stripes » print on a vest), Catherine Malandrino Autumn/Winter 2001-2002 (this collection, named « Flag », was dedicated to the Stars and Stripes), Catherine Malandrino Spring/Summer 2009 (« Stars and Stripes » printed dress), Comme des Garçons for Speedo (« Stars and Stripes » motif, mixed with ancient Japanese « kokoro » calligraphy, for the swimsuits of Team USA, for Beijing’s 2008 Olympics), De Beers Spring/Summer 2009 (« US Tag » pendant, reproducing the « Stars and Stripes » motif), Di Mauro (« The Big 4 / Les Quatre Grands » shoes, with « Stars and Stripes » motif, among other flags, in the collection that was launched in 1944), Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2002 (« Stars and Stripes » motif, with one « I Love NY » slogan, on a vest), Gant Spring/Summer 2010 (the American flag was the main inspiration of this collection), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 1982 (« American Flag Dress », designed for Robert Mapplethorpe, signed « Robert Mapplethorpe ’82’ »), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 1986 (silk « American Flag Dress », with a painted portrait of John Wayne), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 2008 (minidress, mixing white stars on blue, and red and white stripes, in this collection, dubbed « Sportacus »), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 2009 (« VOTE4 » belt, with the « V » letter decorated with white stars on blue, and the « O », « T », « E » and « 4 » embellished with red and white stripes), Jimmy Choo (the « Stars and Stripes » featured, among other prints, in the Project PEP line, launched for Autumn/Winter 2009-2010), Léonard Spring/Summer 1984 (this collection was partly dedicated to the American flag), Ralph Lauren (Ralph Lauren presented the « Polo Jeans Co.’s Art Stars » exhibition, in London, during Autumn 2010, which presented 50 artists’ 3-D and denim visions of the American Star, to celebrate Polo Jeans’ logo), Repetto (ballerinas with a « Stars and Stripes » motif, exclusively made for the « New York Loves Printemps » exhibition, presented at Paris’ Printemps Haussmann, from August 28 to October 10, 2010), Tommy Hilfiger Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (small « Stars and Stripes » motif on a cardigan ; moreover, the Stars and Stripes’ colors are part of Tommy Hilfiger’s DNA), ZouZou Shoez Spring/Summer 2009 (sneakers, handpainted by Marion Bartherotte, with a « Stars and Stripes » motif and Barack Obama’s portrait).

Photo : Alessandro Lucioni and Matteo Volta

 

 

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