Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tom Wesselmann

Holly Fulton AW1112Tom Wesselmann’s « lips » influenced some prints in the Holly Fulton Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show.

Another Tom Wesselmann-inspired collection : Yves Saint Laurent Couture Autumn/Winter 1966-1967 (this collection, dedicated to Pop Art, paid homage, among others, to Tom Wesselmann).

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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Art


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Jeremy Scott AW1213 Seapunk

Seapunk inspired the « Unicorn » dress of the Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Show.

Another seapunk-influenced collection : Andrea Crews Spring/Summer 2013 (collection partly based on images of seapunk).

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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Jane Birkin

JPG SS13 Jane BirkinJane Birkin, « Je t’aime … moi non plus » era, influenced some looks in the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013 Show.

Other Jane Birkin-influenced collections or Jane Birkin’s collaborations : Alice McCall Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (collection partly based on Jane Birkin’s ’60s style), Céline (the « Macadam Sorbonne » line, launched for Spring 2004, was inspired by ’60s icons, including Jane Birkin), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (oversize Jane Birkin-inspired bags, in this « Paris sur scène » collection), Claudia Schiffer Spring/Summer 2012 (collection influenced in part by Jane Birkin), Converse (Jane Birkin starred in Converse’s Spring/Summer 2008 « Converse 08 Century » campaign), Emilio Pucci by Peter Dundas Resort 2011 (inspired in part by Jane Birkin), Gucci by Frida Giannini Resort 2009 (some broderie anglaise-trimmed pieces were inspired by Jane Birkin), Hermès (Jane Birkin asked Hermès’ then-president Jean-Louis Dumas to create a bigger version of the « Kelly » bag for her, which became the iconic « Birkin » bag, launched in 1984), Lutz & Patmos Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Jane Birkin, Marcia Patmos’ « dream muse of all time », created an organic cashmere sweater and an organic cashmere vest for this collection), Miller Harris (in 2006, Jane Birkin collaborated with Lyn Harris for the creation of the « L’Air de Rien » perfume), Pure Threads Spring/Summer 2011 (this 5-piece ethical collection, designed by Emma Watson for Alberta Ferretti, was based on Jane Birkin’s style, in late ’70s London), Rachel Zoe Spring/Summer 2013 (collection partly inspired by Jane Birkin), Thomsen (in November 2008, Alix Thomsen told that her idea of elegance was « wearing a Thomsen shirt, with a pair of jeans and loose hair, and having the grace of Jane Birkin »), vanessabruno Spring/Summer 2012 (inspired partly by Jane Birkin, circa 1968), Vera Wang Pre-Fall 2012 (inspired by the way Jane Birkin, in the late ’60s, could wear a Paco Rabanne-designed chainmail dress, as effortlessly as a boy could wear an old T-shirt).

Photo : Yannis Vlamos /




Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Music


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Victoria's Secret 7

Christmas influenced the Victoria’s Secret 2007 Fashion Show.

Some Christmas collaborations : Alexander McQueen (for Christmas 2008, Alexander McQueen customized the Chivas Regal bottle of whiskey with an « Union Jack » cap), Alexis Mabille (for Christmas 2008, Alexis Mabille decorated the Suze bottle with his emblematic bow ties), Christian Lacroix (for Christmas 2007, Christian Lacroix decorated 2 evian® bottles, one was an « Ice Queen » version, and the other one was ornated with relief flowers and snow crystals ; for Christmas 2009, he customized the Chivas Regal bottle of whiskey with silver and volutes), Christian Louboutin (for Christmas 2009, Christian Louboutin customized the Piper-Heidsieck bottle of champagne, and created a « shoe » flute, presented, in Piper-Heidsieck’s « The Ritual by Christian Louboutin / Le Rituel par Christian Louboutin » box), Courrèges (for Christmas 2011, Courrèges decorated the evian® bottle, with a fuchsia flower, imagined in 1967 by André Courrèges), Diane von Furstenberg (for Christmas 2012, Diane von Furstenberg customized the evian® bottle), Ines de la Fressange (for Christmas 2002, Ines de la Fressange designed a box for Mumm’s « Cordon Rouge » champagne), Issey Miyake (for Christmas 2010, Issey Miyake decorated the evian® bottle with multicolored flowers), Jean Paul Gaultier (for Christmas 2000, Jean Paul Gaultier dressed the Piper-Heidsieck bottle of champagne with a red vinyle basque, and for Christmas 2008, he decorated the bottle of evian® with relief crystals), Manish Arora (for Christmas 2009, Manish Arora created a case in embroidered fabric for the « Pommery Brut Royal » box of Pommery’s champagnes), Marc Jacobs (for Christmas 2012, Marc Jacobs designed cashmere fingerless gloves for Veuve Clicquot), Paco Rabanne (for Christmas 2002, Paco Rabanne customized the Lanson bottle of champagne with a metal dress, woven with silver threads covered with gold, and for Christmas 2005, he dressed the Suze bottle with a metal dress), Paul Smith (for Christmas 2009, Paul Smith customized the evian® bottle with motifs of multicolored ribbons), Stella Cadente (for Christmas 2008, Stella Cadente customized the Badoit® bottle), Thierry Mugler (for Christmas 2006, Thierry Mugler ornated the Suze bottle with stars), Vanessa Seward (for Christmas 2008, Vanessa Seward, who was Azzaro’s then-designer, created the Boizel’s « Christmas Box », which featured the « Brut Ultime » Boizel bottle of champagne and a small music box), Viktor & Rolf (for Christmas 2007, Viktor & Rolf designed an « upside down » bottle and « upside down » flutes for Piper-Heidsieck), Vivienne Westwood (for Christmas 2010, Vivienne Westwood dressed the Chivas Regal bottle of whiskey with an « Union Jack » motif).

Moreover, the Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 « All I’ve ever wanted » collection, which featured leathers that evoke Quality Street treats’ skins, when they’re unwrapped, is slightly influenced by Christmas.

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Posted by on December 24, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Hieronymus Bosch

Carven AW 1213Hieronymus Bosch’s « Garden of Earthly Delights » inspired prints in the Carven by Guillaume Henry Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Collection.

Other Hieronymus Bosch-influenced collections : Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (some digitally printed pieces were based on Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings), Versace Spring/Summer 2009 (some embellished prints evoked Hieronymus Bosch’s « Garden of Earthly Delights »), Zac Posen Resort 2007 (the presentation of this collection was accompanied by the Hieronymus Bosch-inspired short film «Ma Vendeuse», directed by Lola Schnabel).

Photo : Alessandro Viero /




Posted by on December 21, 2012 in Art


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Elvis Presley

D&G SS5Elvis Presley, Norman Taurog’s « Blue Hawaii » era, inspired the D&G by Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2005 Show.

Other Elvis Presley-influenced collections or items : Isabel Marant Spring/Summer 2013 (partly inspired by Elvis Presley’s pictures in Hawaii), JC/DC for Coca-Cola® (this collection, designed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, and launched for Autumn/Winter 2011-2012, to celebrate Coca-Cola®’s 125th anniversary, featured a gray T-shirt, printed with a photograph of a young Elvis Presley, shot by Alfred Wertheimer), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 1986 (« Elvis Presley » dress), Jean Paul Gaultier (for Christmas 2008, his « Classique », « Gaultier² » and « Le Mâle » perfumes were presented in a case, with a music box which played Elvis Presley’s « Love Me Tender »), Marithé + François Girbaud (François Girbaud often took inspiration from rock’ n’ roll, especially from Elvis Presley’s music), Moschino Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear (all Elvis Presley’s periods were referenced in this show), Prada Resort 2012 (the Baracuta jacket that Elvis Presley wore in Michael Curtiz’ «King Creole» inspired some studded pieces), Tommy Hilfiger (Elvis Presley-influenced sweatshirts and T-shirts, in the « Iconic America » line, launched for Spring 2008, with Tommy Hilfiger and George Lois’ eponymous book, published by Universe), Y-3 Spring/Summer 2011 Menswear (Elvis Presley was one of the music icons that were honored in this collection), Zadig & Voltaire (since 1996, Thierry Gillier has often taken inspiration from rock’ n’ roll, especially for Zadig & Voltaire’s iconic « Elvis » message on sweaters).

Photo : Marcio Madeira



Posted by on December 20, 2012 in Music


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JPG Couture SS10 AvatarJames Cameron’s « Avatar » influenced the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2010 Collection.

Some « Avatar »-inspired hairstyles and makeups : Milani (makeup line, launched on February 1, 2010, that promised to reproduce the « Avatar » effect, thanks to 3-D holographic products), Nathan Jenden Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (the hairstyle, by James Pecis for Bumble and Bumble, featured rows of braids that evoked « Avatar »), Prabal Gurung Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (the makeup, by Charlotte Tilbury, featured blue « Avatar »-style eyes), Valentino Couture by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli Spring/Summer 2010 (the blue spray that covered the eyes and the shoulders were reminiscent of « Avatar »).

Photo : Imaxtree




Posted by on December 18, 2012 in Cinema


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Jean-Paul Lespagnard SS13Oranges were one of the themes of the Jean-Paul Lespagnard Spring/Summer 2013 Show (which paid tribute to the Belgian carnival of Binche, where oranges are distributed in the streets).

Other oranges-inspired items : Kapryka Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (the jewels were wrapped in a perfumed box with a dried orange slice), Kenzo by Delfina Delettrez Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (earrings and rings featuring real orange slices encased in resin), Olympia Le-Tan Spring/Summer 2013 (the « Secret Garden » motif in this collection, illustrated by Pierre Le-Tan, includes « orange slices » drawings), pull-in Spring/Summer 2009 (oranges-printed Bikini), Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2011 (oranges inspired the « orange citrus botanical » print of this collection), Yazbukey for Z Spoke by Zac Posen Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (« orange slice » brooch).

Moreover, the Dolce & Gabbana Jewellery Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 campaign, with Bianca Balti, features oranges, among other fruits.

Photo : Etienne Tordoir




Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Food


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Lucian Freud

Dries Van Noten SS13The fainted florals of the Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2013 Collection are based on the women’s flowered dresses paint by Lucian Freud, that Dries Van Noten admired at the Lucian Freud’s retrospective, presented at the National Portrait Gallery, in London, from February 9th until May 27th, 2012.

Moreover, in 2002, Lucian Freud painted « Naked Portrait 2002 », which was the portrait of a pregnant Kate Moss.

Photo : Imaxtree




Posted by on December 14, 2012 in Art


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Terry Richardson

Alexander Wang AW89A Terry Richardson’s black and white photograph of adolescent rockers was the starting point of the Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Show.

A few Terry Richardson-lensed ad campaigns : Aldo Autumn/Winter 2011-2012, American Retro Spring/Summer 2008, A.P.C. Spring/Summer 2006, Diane von Furstenberg Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, Diesel (« Global Warming Ready » campaign, in 2007, and campaign, in 2011, for the « Fuel For Life – Denim Collection » perfume), Eleven Paris Spring/Summer 2012, Eres Spring/Summer 2003, Jimmy Choo Spring/Summer 2012, Jimmy Choo Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, Katharine Hamnett (campaigns in the ’90s), Mango Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Terry Richardson starred in this video, named « The Great Escape », with Kate Moss), Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2005, Morgan Spring/Summer 2007, Morgan Autumn/Winter 2007-2008, Philipp Plein Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Terry Richardson also starred in this campaign, alongside Ed Westwick), Pinko Autumn/Winter 2009-2010, Princesse tam.tam Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (« Chic, Twist, British » campaign), Sisley (numerous campaigns, since 1997, and campaign, in 2010, for the Sisley’s Art Project), Tom Ford (campaign, in 2007, for the « Tom Ford for Men » perfume, and photographs of the Spring/Summer 2011 Show), Tommy Hilfiger (TV campaigns in the 2000s), Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2008.

Photo : Marcio Madeira




Posted by on December 13, 2012 in Uncategorized


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