Monthly Archives: March 2013


John Rocha AW1314























Wicklow, in Ireland, influenced the John Rocha Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Other Ireland-inspired collections : Acne Studios Pre-Fall 2011 (the starting point of this collection, based on the women of the Duke of Devonshire’s family, was an art weekend at the Lismore Castle), Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this show, opened with Coco Rocha who performed a Celtic dance, was partly inspired by Ireland).

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Posted by on March 21, 2013 in Places


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Joan of Arc

Dior Couture AW67Joan of Arc was one of the inspirations of the Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Show.

Other Joan of Arc-influenced collections : A. F. Vandevorst Spring/Summer 2011 (some pieces evoked Joan of Arc’s armor), Dior by John Galliano Spring/Summer 2007 (the hairstyle of this collection was based on Joan of Arc’s haircut), Gio Diev Spring/Summer 2011 (for this footwear collection, Gio Metodiev was inspired by female warriors such as Joan of Arc), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1994 (this collection featured a cotton tulle corset dress which was an homage to Joan of Arc), Jill Stuart Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (the theme of this collection was « Joan of Arc : a sophisticated revolutionary »), Lara Bohinc Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (some shoes paid homage to Joan of Arc), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 (Joan of Arc was one of the muses of this collection), Nicole Miller Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this collection was based on the brave and powerful Joan of Arc), Paco Rabanne by Manish Arora Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this collection featured Joan of Arc-style chain mail pieces), Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (« British Vogue » saw a « Joan of Arc spirit » in this show), Suno Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (Joan of Arc was one of the starting point of this collection, which explores modern-day armors), vanessabruno Spring/Summer 2012 (« British Vogue » wrote that this collection was about « modern-day Joan of Arcs »).

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Posted by on March 21, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Balmain AW1011 Prince

Prince inspired the Balmain by Christophe Decarnin Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Show.

Other Prince-influenced shows and one Prince’s collaboration : Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 2010 (a dress paid homage to Prince in this collection), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013 (Prince was one of the ’80s icons that were celebrated in this show), Versace Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Prince featured on the soundtrack of this show), Versace by H&M (Prince did a special performance for the launch of this collection, in New York, in November 2011).

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Posted by on March 19, 2013 in Music


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The Little Prince

JCDC SS11 Little PrinceThe Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 2011 Show was an homage to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which highlighted « The Little Prince ».

Other « The Little Prince »-inspired collections : Iceberg Spring/Summer 2011 Menswear (for this collection, Paolo Gerani drew inspiration from « The Little Prince »’s environmentalist message), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (in 2002, he launched a line which was based on « The Little Prince », and designed the costumes for Richard Cocciante’s « The Little Prince » musical).

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Posted by on March 19, 2013 in Uncategorized


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James Turrell

Missoni SS13























The accessories and embellishments of the Missoni Spring/Summer 2013 Collection are based on James Turrell’s use of prisms for his light installations.

Other James Turrell-inspired collections : Esteban Cortazar Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (for this collection, partly influenced by James Turrell, Esteban Cortazar thought about the way fabrics react to color), Lacoste by Christophe Lemaire Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (James Turrell’s light installations inspired the backdrop of this show).

Some James Turrell’s collaborations : Calvin Klein (James Turrell created the « Two Blues » installation, on Manhattan’s High Line, for Calvin Klein’s 40th anniversary party, in New York, on September 7, 2008), Louis Vuitton (in 2006, James Turrell reinterpreted Louis Vuitton’s « Wardrobe » bag, for Louis Vuitton’s « Icons » exhibition, at the Espace Louis Vuitton, in Paris, from September 15 until December 31, 2006).

Furthermore, Mary Katrantzou Instagrammed a picture that she took, lying under a James Turrell installation in the Temple Hotel in Beijing (that image was published in the February 2013 issue of « ELLE », on page 88).

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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Art


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Union Jack

Alexander McQueen AW89The Union Jack was referenced, with portraits of Elizabeth II, in the Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Show.

Other collections with the Union Jack : Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2009 (leather « Britannia » clutch, with an « Union Jack » motif, reiterated in the following seasons ; moreover, Alexander McQueen codesigned an « Union Jack » coat with David Bowie, for the singer’s 1997 « Earthling » album sleeve, and the Chivas Regal bottle that Alexander McQueen customized in 2009 had a Union Jack-cap), Alice Temperley Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (the Union Jack was revisited on knitted dresses), Burberry by Christopher Bailey (« Union Jack » motif on a T-shirt, designed for Naomi Campbell’s « Fashion for Relief », to help the victims of the 2007 British floods), Chanel Beauty (« Pearly Banner » palette, with an « Union Jack » motif, in the « London Madness » makeup line created by Peter Philips, in May 2009), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (leather « Classique » bag, with an « Union Jack » motif, reiterated the following seasons), Clements Ribeiro 1997 (Union Jack-sweater, in this « Punk Trousseau » collection), Comme des Garçons Spring/Summer 2006 (the Union Jack influenced several pieces in this collection, dubbed « Lost Empire »), Converse Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (« All*Star » sneakers, dedicated to The Who, with an « Union Jack » print), Di Mauro 1944 (« The Big 4 / Les Quatre Grands » shoes, with an « Union Jack » motif, among other flags), Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane Spring/Summer 2006 (« Union Jack » necklace), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (« Union Jack » motifs on several pieces ; the « Union Jack » motif is recurrent in the collections of the designer who used to collect old flags), Jimmy Choo (the Union Jack featured, among other prints, in the Project PEP line, launched for Autumn/Winter 2009-2010), John Galliano Spring/Summer 1993 (« Union Jack » pattern on a jacket), John Galliano Autumn/Winter 1997-1998 (« Union Jack » motifs on a dress and on a black mesh top), Paul Smith for Triumph Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (vintage Union Jack-printed boots ; the « Union Jack » motif is recurrent in Paul Smith’s collections), Vivienne Westwood Swimwear Spring/Summer 2007 (Union Jack-printed men’s swimsuits ; Vivienne Westwood also used the « Union Jack » motif to decorate the Chivas Regal whiskey bottle for Christmas 2010), Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Union Jack-printed tights).

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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Balmain SS13























Sade is the muse of the Balmain by Olivier Rousteing Spring/Summer 2013 Show.

Other Sade-inspired collections : Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013 (Sade was one of the ’80s icons who influenced fashion that Jean Paul Gaultier celebrated in this show), Moschino Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (the hoop earrings, the hats, and the slicked-back hairstyle evoked Sade).

Moreover, before launching her musical career, Sade had studied fashion at London’s Central Saint Martins, and had created a menswear line.

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Posted by on March 15, 2013 in Music


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Marquis de Sade

Dior Couture SS6The Marquis de Sade was one of the inspirations of the Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2006 Show (the Château de Lacoste, which was the Marquis de Sade’s residence, was visited by the couturier during his 2005 inspirational trip in Provence).

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Posted by on March 15, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Frances Bean Cobain

Saint Laurent AW1314























Frances Bean Cobain is the muse of the Saint Laurent Paris by Hedi Slimane Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Collection, based on California grunge.

Another Frances Bean Cobain-inspired collection : Kristina Ti Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this collection, which revisits grunge, was influenced by the style of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter).

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Posted by on March 14, 2013 in Uncategorized


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The Black Dahlia

Frankie Morello AW1314

Brian De Palma’s « The Black Dahlia » influenced the Frankie Morello Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

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Posted by on March 14, 2013 in Cinema


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