René Magritte

18 Jan

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).

Photo : Yannis Vlamos /




Posted by on January 18, 2013 in Art


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11 responses to “René Magritte

  1. ddivna

    January 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Those three men behind what they think? 🙂

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 18, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      I guess their mind is wandering in the beautiful clouds !

      • ddivna

        January 18, 2013 at 7:22 pm

        I hope!

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    November 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Reblogged this on The Fashionable Rogue and commented:
    TFR big fan of René Magritte!

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      November 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      I am too !!! Thanks so much for the reblog !

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