Monthly Archives: August 2013

Françoise Hardy

Paco Rabanne AW1314

Françoise Hardy in the ’60s influenced the chain mail pieces of the Paco Rabanne by Lydia Maurer Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Collection.

Other Françoise Hardy-inspired collections : AG Denim (the « Classic » capsule collection, launched in January 2013, was influenced by Françoise Hardy and the Beat Generation in ’60s Paris), Alice McCall Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (according to Alice McCall, this collection exuded a « ’60s rock chick vibe, a bit Françoise Hardy »), Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (Nicolas Ghesquière said that this collection was « a little bit Françoise Hardy »), Carrie Hill (in June 2010, Carrie Hill told « British Vogue » that her perfect muse would be someone like Françoise Hardy), Comme des Garçons (the name of the brand, established by Rei Kawakubo in 1969, and which means « like the boys », was taken from Françoise Hardy’s lyrics), Eric Bergère Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (Eric Bergère dedicated this Parisian collection to Françoise Hardy), Jill Stuart Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this collection was based on ’60s icons such as Françoise Hardy), Maje (on September 10, 2012, Maje launched an « Icons Forever » collection dedicated to Françoise Hardy, ’60s era, featuring 4 T-shirts, accompanied with 4 bags), Mirror / Dash Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (for this collection, Kim Gordon, Melinda Wansbrough and Jeffrey Monteiro designed the « Hardy » jacket, named after Françoise Hardy ; moreover, in the ’90s, Kim Gordon tried to duplicate the white pants that Françoise Hardy wore on a photograph with Bob Dylan, for her X-Girl label), Rebecca Minkoff Pre-Fall 2012 (this collection channeled Françoise Hardy in the ’60s), Salvatore Ferragamo by Massimiliano Giornetti Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (« Françoise Hardy meets Monica Vitti » was the theme of the hairstyle of this show, by Luigi Murenu), Umit Benan Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear (this collection was partly inspired by Françoise Hardy’s androgynous style), Yigal Azrouël Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (for this collection, Yigal Azrouël drew inspiration from Françoise Hardy’s idea of privacy).

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Posted by on August 31, 2013 in Music


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Taxi Driver

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Iris « Easy » Steensma, the child prostitute who was portrayed by Jodie Foster in Martin Scorsese’s « Taxi Driver », influenced the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 Show.

Other Taxi Driver-inspired collections : Bottega Veneta by Tomas Maier Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the Guido Palau-styled hair of this show referenced Jodie Foster in « Taxi Driver »), Karen Walker Spring/Summer 2012 (the theme of this show played with the concept that « Taxi Driver »’s Iris and Betsy were 2 different sorts of American women), Peter Jensen Spring/Summer 2009 (this show paid homage to Jodie Foster’s different looks, including in « Taxi Driver »).

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Posted by on August 30, 2013 in Cinema


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Jeremy Scott AW1112 Milk























Milk inspired a vegan-friendly slogan in the Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show.

Other milk-inspired items : Olympia Le-Tan Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (milk carton-shaped canvas bags, embroidered with « Consumer Farmer Milk : The best milk ever » message ; these items were presented for the 1st time in 2011).

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Posted by on August 29, 2013 in Food


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Charlie the Unicorn

Lulu & Co. AW1314 Charlie the Unicorn

The unicorns, designed in collaboration with Ferry Gouw, which feature in the Lulu & Co. Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Collection, titled « Another Girl, Another Planet », are inspired by Jason Steele’s « Charlie the Unicorn » Flash animated short films.

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Posted by on August 28, 2013 in Comics


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The Stendhal Syndrome

Bellavance AW1314

The Bellavance Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Collection is based on Dario Argento’s « The Stendhal Syndrome », and the Stendhal syndrome itself (a psychosomatic disorder when someone is exposed to immensely beautiful art, which can cause hallucinations).

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Posted by on August 27, 2013 in Cinema


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William Shakespeare

JCDC AW67 Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was one of the British icons that Jean-Charles de Castelbajac celebrated in his Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Show.

Other William Shakespeare-inspired collections or items : Juliette Has a Gun (the heroine of this French perfume brand, founded by Romano Ricci, is a revisited version of William Shakespeare’s Juliet), Romeo Gigli (the bottle of the perfume that Romeo Gigli launched in America, in 2003, was engraved with an extract from William Shakespeare’s « Romeo and Juliet »), Strange Invisible Perfumes (this perfume brand, created by Alexandra Balahoutis, was named after a line in William Shakespeare’s « Antony and Cleopatra »), Temperley Spring/Summer 2006 (the makeup of this show, by Charlotte Tilbury, was inspired by « Hamlet »’s Ophelia), Vivienne Westwood (Vivienne Westwood designed a T-shirt with a « William Shakespeare with a red nose » print, exclusive to T.k.maxx, to celebrate Red Nose Day 2011, with a percentage of profits going to Comic Relief, that helps to change lives in the UK and across Africa), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Autumn/Winter 1980-1981 (this collection was an homage to William Shakespeare’s work), Zadig & Voltaire Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (« William Shakespeare » slogan on a sweater).

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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Uncategorized


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The Flintstones

Christopher Kane SS9 Flintstones

The Flintstones partially inspired the Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2009 Show.

Other Flintstones-influenced collections : Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2010 (although it wasn’t specifically based on the Flintstones, but on Toto Coelo’s « I Eat Cannibals » song, this show evoked them), Lucien Pellat-Finet (in August 2006, Lucien Pellat-Finet signed a license deal to launch a line of Flintstones-themed cashmere sweaters for Autumn/Winter 2006-2007).

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Posted by on August 25, 2013 in Comics


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