Monthly Archives: June 2013

Kiki de Montparnasse

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Kiki de Montparnasse inspired the burnt-purple lips, by Peter Philips, of the Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Some Kiki de Montparnasse-inspired collections : Bibhu Mohapatra Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (Man Ray’s photographs of muses such as Kiki de Montparnasse influenced this show), Jil Sander by Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2009 (Man Ray’s « Noire et Blanche / Black and White » portrait of Kiki de Montparnasse was projected on the backcloth of the runway), John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this collection was partly inspired by the Pigalle of Kiki de Montparnasse).

Furthermore, Kiki de Montparnasse is also the name of a luxury lingerie brand.

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Posted by on June 30, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Scooter LaForge

Walter Van Beirendonck SS14 Menswear























Scooter LaForge’s paintings influenced various patterns of the Walter Van Beirendonck Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear Collection, titled « Home Sweet Home » (furthermore, Scooter LaForge also supplied a painting for the invitation of this show).

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Posted by on June 29, 2013 in Art


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Erdem Resort 14























Old photographs of Erdem Moralioglu’s mother in holiday in Blackpool influenced the Erdem Resort 2014 Collection.

Another Blackpool-inspired collection : Mulberry Spring/Summer 2012 (Emma Hill drew inspiration from Blackpool’s neon-festooned lights for this show).

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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Places


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Pablo Neruda

Antonio Marras Resort 14























The Antonio Marras Resort 2014 Collection is based on Pablo Neruda’s love story with his 3rd wife, Matilde Urrutia.

Furthermore, the small presentation that Sonia Rykiel organized in her Parisian store, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, after May 1968, featured Pablo Neruda’s poems.

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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Tsumori Chisato Resort 14























A trip to Venice influenced the Tsumori Chisato Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Venice-inspired collections : Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Resort 2010 (titled « Coco on the Lido », this show, presented along the Venice Lido, was partly inspired by Luchino Visconti’s « Death in Venice »), Chanel by Peter Philips Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (« Venice » makeup line), D&G by Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (posters from Venice’s Teatro La Fenice were reproduced in this collection which paid homage to Maria Callas), Elie Saab Couture Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (some pieces evoked Venice’s Teatro La Fenice), Jean-Louis Scherrer Couture Autumn/Winter 1984-1985 (collection titled « Ball in Venice / Bal à Venise »), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2001 Menswear (this show, dubbed « Death in Venice / Mort à Venise », was based on Luchino Visconti’s eponymous movie), Prada Spring/Summer 2004 (some motifs, printed on bags, paid tribute to Venice), Vanessa Tugendhaft Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (« Marquise » jewelry line, inspired by the Venice’s carnival masks).

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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in Places


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Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Frankie Morello SS14 Menswear Giuseppe ArcimboldoGiuseppe Arcimboldo’s portraits, made of such things as fruits, vegetables and flowers, inspired motifs in the Frankie Morello Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear Collection, titled « Food for All ».

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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in Art


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The Night Porter

Louis Vuitton AW1112























Charlotte Rampling in Liliana Cavani’s « The Night Porter » influenced the fetishistic theme of the Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show.

Other « The Night Porter »-inspired collections : Moschino Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (« Vogue »’s Mark Holgate wrote that this collection looked like Charlotte Rampling’s Lucia Atherton from « The Night Porter » who had been playing in the S&M fancy-dress box again), Thakoon Spring/Summer 2009 (« British Vogue »’s Leisa Barnett wrote that this collection featured « The Night Porter »–esque leather bra tops).

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Cinema


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Latin America

Vionnet Resort 14Latin America slightly inspired the Vionnet by Goga Ashkenazi Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Latin America-influenced collections : Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (the gothic, romantic and sensual silhouettes of this show paid tribute to Latin America), Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (the embroideries, floral patterns and prints of this show were inspired by Latin America), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Spring/Summer 1978 (this collection, titled « Broadway Suit », partly paid homage to the Latin American style).

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Posted by on June 25, 2013 in Places


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Corinne Day

Alexander McQueen Resort 14























The carefree youth which was portrayed in Corinne Day’s photograph of a topless Kate Moss, in an American Indian headdress (for the July 1990 cover of « The Face »), was the starting point of the Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Corinne Day-inspired collections : Altuzarra Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this show paid homage to the ’90s grunge aesthetic immortalized by photographers such as Corinne Day), Diesel Black Gold by Sophia Kokosalaki Spring/Summer 2013 (this collection was partly influenced by the aesthetic of Corinne Day’s images for « The Face »), Gabrielle Greiss Spring/Summer 2012 (Corinne Day’s shots were among the references of this collection), Jill Stuart Resort 2013 (this collection was based on Corinne Day’s work for « The Face »), Meadham Kirchhoff Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Corinne Day’s ’90s work was one of the inspirations of this show), Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring/Summer 2010 (the program of this show mentioned Corinne Day’s early ’90s photographs).

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Posted by on June 25, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Spice Girls

Molly Goddard for ASOS

The Spice Girls influenced the Molly Goddard for ASOS Collection, which features 4 dresses, launched for Summer 2013.

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Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Music


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