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American Gigolo

Dsquared² SS11

Lauren Hutton in Paul Schrader’s « American Gigolo » influenced the Dsquared² Spring/Summer 2011 Show.

Other « American Gigolo »-inspired collections : Dsquared² Spring/Summer 2011 Menswear (this collection referenced Julian Kaye, Richard Gere’s character in « American Gigolo »), Halston Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (partly influenced by Michelle Stratton, Lauren Hutton’s character in « American Gigolo »), Kris Van Assche Spring/Summer 2007 Menswear (named « Hello Girls ! », this collection was based on the couples in « American Gigolo »), Preen Spring/Summer 2008 (the theme of this collection was Lauren Hutton in « American Gigolo » mixed with the Pit Girls), Sandro Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (partly based on Lauren Hutton’s style in « American Gigolo »).

Photo : Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com

 

 

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Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Cinema

 

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Boy George

JPG SS 13 Boy George

 

 

Boy George, Culture Club era, inspired the Japanese printed kimonos of the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013 Show.

Some Boy George’s collaborations or Boy George-inspired items : B-Rude Spring/Summer 2007 (Boy George’s own catwalk show), DKNY Spring/Summer 2000 (Boy George Djed the background music of this show), Etam Spring/Summer 2011 (Boy George performed on the catwalk during the presentation of this collection), Heatherette Spring/Summer 2005 (Boy George created an original soundtrack for this show), Jean Paul Gaultier (in 2006, Boy George Djed old tunes for Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion house 30th anniversary party, at Paris’ Olympia), Joseph (in the ’80s, a show for Joseph Ettedgui’s brand, styled by Michael Roberts, featured Boy George and models, all dressed up as Tina Turner), Yazbukey (« Boy George » Plexiglas necklace, circa 2011).

Moreover, at the launch of her reality TV show, « The Face », in January 2013, Naomi Campbell confessed that she 1st realized she looked « okay » when, as a huge Culture Club fan, she dressed as Boy George, with the hat and the braids.

Photo : GoRunway.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2013 in Music

 

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Oskar Schlemmer

Frankie Morello SS13The triangular shapes of the costumes of Oskar Schlemmer’s « Triadisches Ballett » influenced the Frankie Morello Spring/Summer 2013 Show.

Another Oskar Schlemmer’s « Triadisches Ballett »-inspired collection : Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013.

Photo : Courtesy of Frankie Morello

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2013 in Dance

 

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Carlo Mollino

Givenchy SS13Carlo Mollino’s light and geometric shapes inspired the leather, Plexiglas and plastic shoes of the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Spring/Summer 2013 Show (Carlo Mollino is one of Riccardo Tisci’s obsessions).

Other Carlo Mollino-inspired collections : Katy Rodriguez Spring/Summer 2010 (influenced by Carlo Mollino’s collection of erotic Polaroids), Marni Spring/Summer 2013 (the shoes of this show were inspired by Carlo Mollino), Nicholas Kirkwood (for Spring/Summer 2008, as part of Alta Roma, Nicholas Kirkwood designed a shoe inspired by the « Cavour » desk that Carlo Mollino designed for Zanotta).

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Posted by on January 28, 2013 in Design

 

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Jake and Dinos Chapman

Louis Vuitton AW1314 MenswearKim Jones commissioned Jake and Dinos Chapman to produce images, including the one used for this «Snow Leopard» sweater (and a floral print dubbed «Garden in Hell»), for the Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Menswear Show.

Some Jake and Dinos Chapman’s collaborations: Alexander McQueen (Alexander McQueen collaborated with the Chapman Brothers), Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2009 (Jake and Dinos Chapman designed the backdrop of this show).

Some designers who adore the leopard motif : Christian Dior (the couturier dared to use the leopard print in his show, on February 12, 1947, to symbolize a wild glamour ; the couturier had obtained the exclusivity of this motif, that he called « jungle », from Bianchini-Férier), Dolce & Gabbana (indissociable from the brand, this motif has been revisited by the designers after they admired pictures of ’50s and ’60s glamorous actresses ; confessing that this motif was so common that it could be seen as a color, for Spring/Summer 2007, they unveiled the « Animalier » accessories line, which was entirely dedicated to the leopard print), John Galliano (the designer said, in the March 2007 issue of « L’Officiel », that the leopard motif was part of his DNA), Roberto Cavalli (the leopard motif has been used many times in the designer’s collections and show sets).

Photo : Yannis Vlamos / InDigitalteam / GoRunway

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Art

 

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Chanel Couture SS13The Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Couture Spring/Summer 2013 Show was a gothic version of William Shakespeare’s « A Midsummer Night’s Dream ».

Other « A Midsummer Night’s Dream »-inspired collections or campaign : Badgley Mischka Spring/Summer 2013 (this collection was based on the haunting beauty of the Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle-directed «A Midsummer Night’s Dream» film), Blumarine Spring/Summer 2013 (STYLE.com wrote that this collection was reminiscent of a country-house costume-box production of « A Midsummer Night’s Dream »), Elspeth Gibson Spring/Summer 2013, Erdem Spring/Summer 2009 (this collection referenced images of the ’70s theater productions of « A Midsummer Night’s Dream »), Erdem Spring/Summer 2011 (to describe the makeup, by Andrew Gallimore for M.A.C, and the hair, by Charles Worthington for Wella, of this show, « Vogue » wrote that it was a mix between a Ballets Russes’s ballerina and a « Midsummer Night’s Dream »’s fairy), Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (« British Vogue » wrote that this show was an exotic version of « A Midsummer Night’s Dream »), Henrik Vibskov Spring/Summer 2010 (« British Vogue » wrote that this collection was like a vanguard performance of « A Midsummer Night’s Dream »), Levi’s® (in 2005, the advertising film for the « 501 » jeans, with Anti-Form, directed by Noam Murro, was a contemporary version of « A Midsummer Night’s Dream »), Tristan Webber Spring/Summer 2002 (« A Midsummer Night’s Dream »-style show, presented at the David Gill Gallery, in London), Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli Couture Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (this collection echoed « A Midsummer Night’s Dream »), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Autumn/Winter 1980-1981 (not specifically influenced by « A Midsummer Night’s Dream », but this collection was an homage to William Shakespeare’s work), Zac Posen Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 (the pixie models who opened this show could have been taken from « A Midsummer Night’s Dream »).

Moreover, for his directed version of Stephen Sondheim’s « A Little Night Music », which opened on June 6, 2010 at the Opera Theater of St. Louis, Isaac Mizrahi drew inspiration from « A Midsummer Night’s Dream », and Alexander McQueen had the quote « Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind », from « A Midsummer Night’s Dream », tattoed on his arm.

Photo : Marcus Tondo / InDigitalteam / GoRunway

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Psycho

Dior Couture SS13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s « Psycho » was one of the inspirations of the pixie wigs, styled by Guido Palau, of the Dior by Raf Simons Couture Spring/Summer 2013 Show.

Another « Psycho »-influenced collection : Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2002-2003 (this collection was based on « Psycho »’s ’50s glamour).

Furthermore, Christian Louboutin directed a mini remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s « Psycho », with Elisa Sednaoui as Janet Leigh, for the opening of his boutique in Los Angeles.

Photo : VOGUE.com

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Cinema

 

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