Monthly Archives: May 2013

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Mary Katrantzou AW1011

Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s paintings inspired the Mary Katrantzou Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Show.

Other Jean-Honoré Fragonard-influenced collections : Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2010 (there were a few allusions to Jean-Honoré Fragonard in this show), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (some prints were based on Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s works), Versace Couture Autumn/Winter 2002-2003 (the bois de rose and pistachio colors of some pieces evoked Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s paintings).

Furthermore, Roger Vivier was called « The Fragonard of Footwear ».

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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Art


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Alice in Wonderland

Versace SS10

The idea of fantasyland in Tim Burton’s « Alice in Wonderland » inspired the Versace Spring/Summer 2010 Show.

Moreover, to celebrate the release of Tim Burton’s « Alice in Wonderland », in March 2010, Stella McCartney and Tom Binns launched « Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland »-inspired accessories lines, and several designers (such as Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Bernhard Willhelm, Charles Anastase, Hannah MacGibbon for Chloé, Christopher Kane, Haider Ackermann, Maison Martin Margiela, Manish Arora and Nicholas Kirkwood) revisited Alice’s dress and shoes for the « Alice in Wonderland »-themed windows of the Printemps Haussmann, in Paris, displayed from February 1st until March 13, 2010.

To read about « Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland »-inspired collections, search for the « Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland » post that I published on June 25, 2012.

Photo : Marcio Madeira




Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Cinema


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Oz the Great and Powerful

American Retro Oz 13Sam Raimi’s « Oz the Great and Powerful » inspired the American Retro X Alexander Terekhov capsule Collection, in collaboration with Disney, which will be available on June 15, 2013.

To read about other « The Wizard of Oz »-inspired collections, search for « The Wizard of Oz » post, that I published on July 3, 2012.

Photo : Courtesy of American Retro




Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Cinema


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Rosemary’s Baby

Jasper Conran AW1314












Mia Farrow, especially in Roman Polanski’s « Rosemary’s Baby », inspired the Jasper Conran Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Other « Rosemary’s Baby »-influenced collections : Kaufmanfranco Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (according to Isaac Franco, the theme of this show was a good girl gone bad, like if Rosemary went evil at the end of « Rosemary’s Baby »), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012 (Mia Farrow in « Rosemary’s Baby » was one of the inspirations of this collection which mixed historical and fictional female characters with women from the 2000s), Moschino Spring/Summer 2013 (some sweet dresses echoed Mia Farrow’s, at the beginning of « Rosemary’s Baby »), Rodarte for Target® (this collection, launched for Spring/Summer 2010, was partly based on Mia Farrow in « Rosemary’s Baby »), Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2012 (some ’60s-inspired dresses evoked Mia Farrow in « Rosemary’s Baby »).

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Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Cinema


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For the Balmain Spring/Summer 2012 Show, Olivier Rousteing mixed Mexico’s tailoring with Las Vegas’ glamour.

Other Mexico-inspired collections : Aime Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (for this jewelry line, Magali Pont took inspiration from the Mexico of Frida Kahlo), Bezem y Mailan (in 2012, for her line, Mai Lan took inspiration from Mexico and Frida Kahlo), Felipe Oliveira Baptista Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (collection based on the outfits of the Mexican wrestlers), Holly Fulton Spring/Summer 2013 (inspired by a Mexican beach, in the ’60s), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1998 (« Homage to Frida Kahlo / Hommage à Frida Kahlo » collection), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2010, Kenzo by Antonio Marras Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (influenced by the female artists who lived in Mexico, including Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti), Lulu & Co Studio Spring/Summer 2012 (capsule line inspired by Lulu Kennedy’s trips to Mexico), Mars Loves Her Spring/Summer 2012 (this collection, presented as part of French « ELLE » Fashion Lab, took inspiration from Mexico’s colors), Maya Hansen Spring/Summer 2013 (this Frida Kahlo-inspired collection references Mexico via « skulls » and « watermelons » prints), Moschino Spring/Summer 2005, Paul & Joe® Spring/Summer 2012 (the imaginary muse of this collection rode her motorbike from the Southwest to Mexico), Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2013 (in part), The Lake and Stars Spring/Summer 2012 (similarities between ’50s Mexican conventions and style, and those of the Mexico of 2012), Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli Spring/Summer 2012 (inspired by Mexico in the beginning of the 20th century), Vena Cava Spring/Summer 2013 (inspired by Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock’s trips to Mexico, in the ’80s), Victor Dzenk Autumn/Winter 2007-2008.

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Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Places


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The Dark Knight

Frankie Morello AW1314 Menswear« The Dark Knight » theme inspired the soundtrack of the Frankie Morello Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Menswear Show, titled « The Architectural Men’s Collection ».

Another show with « The Dark Knight » theme on the soundtrack : Lanvin by Lucas Ossendrijver and Alber Elbaz Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear.

Photo : Courtesy of Frankie Morello




Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Cinema


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Marc Chagall

Nanette Lepore Pre-Fall 13Marc Chagall’s « Circus » series influenced the Nanette Lepore Pre-Fall 2013 Collection.

Another Marc Chagall-influenced collection : John Galliano Spring/Summer 2011 (one outfit of this collection, which was an homage to Maria Lani, evoked the portrait of Maria Lani that Marc Chagall painted).

Moreover, Marc Chagall designed the cover of the December 1977 issue of « Vogue Paris » (Marc Chagall was the guest editor of this issue).

Photo : Courtesy of Nanette Lepore




Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Art


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Gone with the Wind

Ulyana Sergeenko Couture SS13























Victor Fleming’s « Gone with the Wind » was one of the 3 references of the Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Spring/Summer 2013 Show, which celebrated America.

One « Gone with the Wind »-inspired outfit : Antoni & Alison Spring/Summer 2010 (one of the dresses of this collection, presented like a casting, was Antoni & Alison’s version of Scarlett O’Hara red gown, if they had been asked to design it).

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Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Cinema


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Alexander McQueen SS13 Steampunk























The Victorian shapes of the Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Spring/Summer 2013 Show echo the steampunk aesthetic.

A few steampunk-influenced collections : Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2006-2007, Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2008-2009, Balmain by Oscar de la Renta Couture Autumn/Winter 2002-2003, Balmain by Christophe Decarnin Spring/Summer 2010, Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2009, Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2009-2010, Giles Autumn/Winter 2009-2010, Libertine Autumn/Winter 2004-2005, Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2008.

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Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Rodnik X Peanuts AW1314Peanuts influenced the motifs of the Rodnik X Peanuts Collection, which will be available in September 2013.

Other Peanuts-inspired collections or items : Converse (« All*Star » hi tops with « Peanuts » prints, exclusively available at Dover Street Market, in London, in October 2010, for the 60th anniversary of Peanuts), GapKids Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (« Snoopy » T-shirt, in collaboration with Junk Food Clothing), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (« Snoopy » motifs on dresses ; moreover Jean-Charles de Castelbajac also designed « Snoopy » T-shirts in the ’70s), Lacoste X Peanuts Polo Collection (this line was exclusively available at London’s Dover Street Market, in October 2010, for the 60th anniversary of Peanuts), Liu Jeans by Liu Jo Spring/Summer 2008 (« Snoopy » T-shirts), Loopwheeler (« Charlie Brown and Snoopy » motif on a sweatshirt, exclusively available at Dover Street Market, in London, in October 2010, for the 60th anniversary of Peanuts).

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Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Comics


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