Monthly Archives: January 2013

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 »).

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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.

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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




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




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 ( 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




Posted by on January 24, 2013 in Uncategorized


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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.

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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Cinema


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Billy Idol

Balmain AW89Billy Idol inspired punk looks in the Balmain by Christophe Decarnin Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Show, which featured a soundtrack dedicated to Billy Idol’s songs.

Other Billy Idol-influenced collections and items or shows with Billy Idol’s songs : Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Spring/Summer 2006 (the theme of this collection was « Billy Idol meets Marie-Antoinette »), D&G Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (« Billy Idol » print on a T-shirt), Emanuel Ungaro Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (the soundtrack of this show featured Billy Idol’s « Rebel Yell »), Versace Spring/Summer 2012 (Billy Idol’s « Hot in the City » appeared on the soundtrack), Viktor & Rolf Spring/Summer 2011 (this show featured a remix of Billy Idol’s « White Wedding »), Y3 Spring/Summer 2011 (Billy Idol was one of the music icons who were referenced in this show).

Furthermore, Billy Idol performed during the Fashion Rocks party, at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, on September 8, 2005, and his « Dancing with Myself » song featured in the 5th episode (« Plus None », originally aired on November 6, 2009) of the 4th season of « Ugly Betty », to illustrate a party attended by the « MODE » team.

Photo : Marcio Madeira




Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Music


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Edie Sedgwick

Marc Jacobs SS13 Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick influenced the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 Show.

Other Edie Sedgwick-inspired collections : Andy Warhol Collection by Pepe Jeans® Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this collection, in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, featured the « Factory » and « Pop » lines, which partly took inspiration from Edie Sedgwick), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2007 (slightly), Dior by John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (the black and white-striped minidresses were based on Edie Sedgwick), Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2005 (the theme of this collection was « Edie Sedgwick meets the Empress Josephine »), Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2007 (Edie Sedgwick’s style influenced this collection), NARS Andy Warhol Collection (this makeup collection, launched on October 1, 2012, features one « Edie Sedgwick » set which includes an image of Edie Sedgwick’s original screen tests), Rupert Sanderson Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (to describe some of the ’70s-inspired shoes he designed, Rupert Sanderson told « British Vogue » that Edie Sedgwick could have worn them to « storm out on Andy Warhol »).

Furthermore, Edie Sedgwick was Betsey Johnson’s muse.

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Posted by on January 21, 2013 in Uncategorized


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René Magritte

John Galliano SS13 Menswear

René Magritte’s « clouds » (as seen in his « Empire of Light / L’Empire des Lumières » painting) inspired the John Galliano by Bill Gaytten Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear Show, which was based on surrealism, and which also featured René Magritte-influenced bowler hats.

Other René Magritte-influenced collections, campaign or short film : Christopher Esber (the show that he presented on May 1, 2008, as part of 4 Boys, from the Fashion Design Studio at the Sydney Institute of Technology, featured models who had Granny Smith apples in their mouths, which referenced the color green of René Magritte’s « The Son of a Man / Le Fils de l’homme » painting), Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2012 (the ad campaign for this collection spotlighted, among other surrealist works, art from René Magritte), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2003 (one of the pieces was dubbed « Magritte »), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 (during this surrealism-inspired show, a model was holding a pipe, which was reminiscent of one of René Magritte’s signature), Longchamp Spring/Summer 2009 (the name of this line of bags, « This is an it bag / Ceci est un it bag », was inspired by René Magritte’s « Treachery of Images / La Trahison des images »), Prada Spring/Summer 2010 (the short film, directed by Yang Fudong, for this collection, launched on January 18, 2010 on, featuring men in suits, who were floating in the sky, evoked René Magritte’s works), Schiaparelli 1938 (« birdcage » bag, inspired by René Magritte’s « Red Model / Modèle rouge » work ; the artist also influenced booties in monkey fur).

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Posted by on January 18, 2013 in Art


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