Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ice cream

Ice cream inspired dresses in the Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Collection, « Eat the Rich ».

Other ice cream-influenced collections or items : Ambrosini Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (« ice pop » necklace), Ashish Spring/Summer 2010 (« ice cream cone » motif on a sequinned dress), Franklin Marshall Spring/Summer 2009 (« ice pop » prints on T-shirts), Hello Kitty by Victoria Couture Spring/Summer 2008 (bracelet with « ice cream » charms), Ice Cream (in 2005, Pharrell Williams and A Bathing Ape’s NIGO launched the Ice Cream footwear line, in collaboration with Reebok, which featured sneakers decorated with an ice cream cone), Jean-Rémy Daumas Spring/Summer 1985 («Miko® ice pop » motifs on several pieces), L.E.N.Y. Spring/Summer 2009 (tracksuit jacket ornated with « ice cream cone » motifs, in this line launched in 2007, as part of Mariel Gamboa’s Limited Edition New York project, to support Al Gore’s Climate Project), Manoush Spring/Summer 2008 (« ice cream cone » prints on a dress), Mulberry by Emma Hill Spring/Summer 2013 (ice lollies inspired the color palette of this collection), Mulberry by Julie Verhoeven Spring/Summer 2009 (« Ice Cream » clear tote, with surreal « ice cream cones » motifs), Pix et Pix et Colegram Spring/Summer 2010 (« ice cream cones » pendants), Sam Soul Spring/Summer 2009 (T-shirt with a « Sam Soul with an ice cream cone » print), Schiaparelli Spring/Summer 1938 (« ice cream cone » hats in this collection named « Circus / Le Cirque »).

Furthermore, Karl Lagerfeld shot Rachel Bilson for the Magnum® ad campaign (in March 2011), Corrie Nielsen created her own dark chocolate and orange blossom-flavored ice cream, in collaboration with London’s Scoop gelateria (available in February 2012 for London Fashion Week), and ice creams featured in Giuseppe Zanotti Design’s Spring/Summer 2009 and Mulberry’s Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaigns.

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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Food


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Rebecca Horn

Rebecca Horn’s installation of 2 shotguns that fire blood-red paint at each other inspired the finale of the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 1999 Show, named « N° 13 », when 2 huge robots projected paint on Shalom Harlow’s dress.

Another Rebecca Horn-influenced collection : Anthony Vaccarello Spring/Summer 2011 (this collection was partly based on Rebecca Horn’s « Knuggle Dome for James Joyce » work, which features 8 scalpels, each one adorned with a letter on the blade, to form the « L.O.V.E. » and « H.A.T.E. » words).

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Posted by on November 16, 2012 in Art


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Mick Jagger

The Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 Menswear Collection was inspired by Mick Jagger, circa 1960-1970.

Some Rolling Stones or Mick Jagger-inspired collections or items : Agatha Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (exclusive « Rolling Stones » collection, under license to Bravado Merchandising), Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear (collection influenced by ’60s British rock, including the Rolling Stones), Amplified Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (« Rolling Stones » T-shirt), Burberry by Christopher Bailey (in 2009, Christopher Bailey said that the Rolling Stones featured among his multiple musical inspirations for his collections at Burberry), Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Spring/Summer 2006 Menswear (Rolling Stones’ logo on several pieces), Eleven Paris Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Childrenswear (« Mick Jagger with his finger above his lips to simulate a mustache » print on a T-shirt), Ink Paint Spring/Summer 2007 (Rolling Stones’ logo on men’s T-shirts), Martine Sitbon (in the ’80s and ’90s, Martine Sitbon drew inspiration from ’60s and ’70s British music, especially the Rolling Stones), Perry Ellis by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 1992-1993 (« Rock’ n’ Roll Circus » collection, inspired by Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s « The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus » film), Swildens Spring/Summer 2006 (Rolling Stones’ logo on T-shirts, and « The Stones in Concert » print on a T-shirt), Tommy Hilfiger (Tommy Hilfiger said that the Rolling Stones inspired him a lot), Urban Outfitters Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (T-shirt with « Who the Fuck is Mick Jagger ? » slogan).

Furthermore, Keith Richards starred in Louis Vuitton’s 2008 « Core Values » institutional campaign, shot by Annie Leibovitz.

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Posted by on November 15, 2012 in Music


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The Matrix

Andy and Larry Wachowski’s « The Matrix » influenced the knitted pieces of the Rory Longdon Graduate Fashion Show, presented on June 8, 2011.

Other « The Matrix »-style collections or items : Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (the leather coats evoked « The Matrix »), Belstaff Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (« The Matrix »-y leather jacket), Costume National Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (« The Matrix »-esque coats), Costume National Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (the atmosphere of this collection, named « New Wave – No Wave – Dark Wave », was sometimes reminiscent of « The Matrix »), Dsquared² Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (« The Matrix »-esque black dresses), Elie Tahari Resort 2011 (« The Matrix »-y handquilted jackets), Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Menswear (the Alain Mikli-designed glasses looked like something out of « The Matrix »), Jean-Pierre Braganza Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (« The Matrix »-style knits), Jil Sander by Raf Simons Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Menswear (« The Matrix »-style belted coats), L’Wren Scott (some L’Wren Scott-designed pieces are inspired by « The Matrix »), Véronique Leroy Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (« The Matrix»-style shearling), Versace Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Menswear (the glasses and the leather pieces echoed « The Matrix »), Vivienne Tam Autumn/Winter 2001-2002 (« The Matrix » was evoked in this collection named « East West Techno Fantasy »).

Furthermore, in 2003, Ozwald Boateng was commissioned to dress all « The Matrix Reloaded »’s male actors for all the premieres of the Andy and Larry Wachowski-directed movie.

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Posted by on November 13, 2012 in Cinema


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Campbell’s Soup

The Campbell’s Soup cans inspired one silk organza dress (painted by Eliakim) in the « Homage to Andy Warhol » finale of the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 1984 Show.

Other Campbell’s Soup-inspired items : Andy Warhol (Andy Warhol printed a « Campbell’s Soup Can » motif on a cotton T-shirt, for an exhibition at Colorado State University, in 1980, and produced T-shirts with silkscreened « Campbell’s Soup Can » motifs, which are archived at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and which are photographed on page 13 of « The Warhol Look : Glamour, Style, Fashion » catalogue, published by The Andy Warhol Museum and Bulfinch Press, Little Brown and Company, in 1998, to coincide with the eponymous exhibition, presented at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, from November 8, 1997 until January 18, 1998, and Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, from August 4 until October 3, 1999 ; furthermore, an anonymous paper and cellulose dress with a « Campbell’s Soup can » motif, named « The Souper Dress », made circa 1968, is also archived at Andy Warhol Museum, and photographed on page 6 of the same catalogue).

Photo : Courtesy of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac



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Posted by on November 12, 2012 in Food


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Stephen Sprouse

Stephen Sprouse’s artworks inspired the « Graffiti » motif that he revisited for the Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2001 Show (the Stephen Sprouse-designed « Rose » motif, which also appeared in this collection, on a silk skirt, was the 1st ever collaboration between Marc Jacobs and an artist, and was reinterpreted, in 2009, on Louis Vuitton’s « Monogram Rose » bags).

Other Stephen Sprouse-influenced collections and items or Stephen Sprouse’s collaborations : Diesel (in 2003, Stephen Sprouse redecorated Diesel’s store, on Union Square, for New York Fashion Week, and designed an exclusive range for Diesel, featuring hats, jeans and T-shirts), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (Marc Jacobs paid tribute to Stephen Sprouse with pieces that revisited the Stephen Sprouse-designed red and black leopard print), Louis Vuitton X Stephen Sprouse (this line, launched on January 9, 2009, reinterpreted the « Graffiti » motif that Stephen Sprouse had revisited for Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2001 collection, and featured, among other items, graffiti-tagged bags, Bikinis, and jeans with DayGlo details ; for its launch, Louis Vuitton made a donation to the National Academy of Design-Stephen Sprouse Scholarship Fund, and, on December 15, 2008, unveiled the WeLoveSprouse site, dedicated to the artist / designer), Louis Vuitton by Julie de Libran Resort 2010 (this collection featured a scarf, made with different Louis Vuitton’s prints, including a Stephen Sprouse-designed pattern), Miss Sixty Spring/Summer 2008 (Stephen Sprouse-like prints on leggings), Wink Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (this collection was an homage to Stephen Sprouse).

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Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Art


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Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry was one of the cool New York City girls who inspired the Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2011 Show.

Other Debbie Harry or Blondie-inspired collections or items : Asos Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (« Blondie » necklace), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2004 (the soundtrack of this show featured several Blondie’s tracks), Chaser LA Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (T-shirt with a « Debbie Harry » motif), Christophe Lemaire (Christophe Lemaire’s multiple musical inspirations include Debbie Harry), Converse Spring/Summer 2010 (« All*Star » sneakers, dedicated to Blondie, in collaboration with Debbie Harry), Costume National Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (to create the makeup of this collection, Sally Branka did a black and white version of Debbie Harry’s), Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2011 (for the makeup and the hairstyle of this collection, Val Garland for M.A.C and Orlando Pita for L’Oréal Pro took inspiration from old pictures of Debbie Harry), Hilfiger Denim Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (« Blondie » T-shirt), House of Gods Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (minidress with a « Blondie » motif), Jimmy Choo Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Debbie Harry-inspired collection), Junk Food Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (dress with a « Blondie » print), Louise Gray Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this collection, named « I’ll Take It », was partly inspired by Debbie Harry), Louis Vuitton by Camille Miceli Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (« Heart of Glass » necklace, after Blondie’s eponymous song), Luella Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (collection inspired in part by Blondie), M.A.C (on October 13, 2006, Debbie Harry joined M.A.C’s « Viva Glam » campaign, to support the M.A.C AIDS fund), Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2007(T-shirt with a « Debbie Harry » print), NARS X Andy Warhol (this makeup collection, launched on October 1, 2012, features a « Debbie Harry » eye-and-cheek palette), Ruffian Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (slightly based on Debbie Harry), Tatiana Katinova (this collection, presented in June 2005, at Ravensbourne’s Graduate Fashion Week, was partly inspired by Blondie), 3.1 Phillip Lim Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (the hair, by Odile Gilbert, and the makeup, by Lisa Butler, of this collection referenced Debbie Harry), Tommy Hilfiger (gray hooded sweatshirt, inspired by Debbie Harry, in the « Icon » capsule collection, which featured 25 items influenced by American icons, launched for Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, to celebrate Tommy Hilfiger’s 25th anniversary), Wheels & Dollbaby (Debbie Harry starred in Wheels & Dollbaby’s Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 campaign), Whitley Kros Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this collection evoked Debbie Harry’s style), William Rast Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (to codesign this collection, Justin Timberlake thought about sexy tomboys such as Debbie Harry), Zac Posen for Target Go International (this line, launched on April 25, 2006, was partly inspired by Debbie Harry).

Moreover, Debbie Harry was the muse of Stephen Sprouse, who created her dress for Blondie’s « Heart of Glass » video, in 1978, and designed the cover of her « Rockbird » album, in 1986 ; Debbie Harry’s style was spotlighted in the August 2009 issue of « InStyle » (in Natasha Wolff’s « Having a Moment Debbie Harry » shopping selection, on page 53), in the August 2009 issue of « Vogue Paris » (in the « Call me ! » shopping selection, photographed by Victor Demarchelier and styled by Mélanie Huynh, from page 53 to page 60), and in the September 2009 issue of « Vogue Paris » (in the « Blondie » portfolio, shot by Alasdair McLellan and styled by Jane How, from page 346 to page 357).

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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Music


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