Alexander Calder

31 Oct

Alexander Calder’s mobiles inspired the « jigsaw puzzle » pieces of the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2003 Show, dubbed « Call for Air, Thank you Calder / Appel d’air, merci Calder », and presented with a trapeze performance of the Cyrk 13, choreographed by Philippe Decouflé, that echoed Alexander Calder’s miniature circus.

Other Alexander Calder-influenced collections : Alexis Mabille Couture Spring/Summer 2010 (before designing this collection, presented beneath huge Alexander Calder-style mobiles, Alexis Mabille looked at some Alexander Calder’s works), Behnaz Sarafpour Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (the show notes of this collection featured pictures of Alexander Calder’s mobiles), Brian Reyes Spring/Summer 2009 (the necklaces of this collection, which were created by Sonia Boyajian, were inspired by Alexander Calder), Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2006 (Alexander Calder was one of the artists who influenced this collection), Elise Øverland Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (to accessorize this collection, Alexander Calder’s grandson, Alexander Rower, lent Alexander Calder-designed gold necklaces and tiaras), Gattinoni Spring/Summer 2002 (influenced in part by Alexander Calder’s metal plate mobiles), Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2007 (bubble skirt with reprinted Alexander Calder’s mobile paintings, with the permission of the Calder Foundation), Olivia Rubin Spring/Summer 2011 (this collection was based on Alexander Calder’s mobiles and his use of irregular forms).

Furthermore, in 2008, Serge Cajfinger, Paule Ka’s creative director, said that Alexander Calder was one of his inspirations, and, for Christmas 2011, the Bonpoint store, on 6, rue Tournon, in Paris, presented the « Bonpoint Circus », in an Alexander Calder-inspired space.

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