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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The Velvet Underground

JPG AW1213 Velvet Underground






















The Velvet Underground influenced the Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Collection (the soundtrack of this show featured The Velvet Underground’s « I’m Waiting for the Man »).

Other The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed or Nico-inspired collections or items : Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, Deborah Pagani Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (gold and diamond « Nico » earrings, inspired by Nico), Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2005 (the soundtrack of this collection, based on an « Edie Sedgwick meets the Empress Josephine » theme, was live renditions of The Velvet Underground’s songs, performed by Uminski), Erin Fetherston Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (this « bohemian luxe décontracté » collection, presented with string renditions of The Velvet Underground’s tunes, was inspired by The Velvet Underground and Nico), James Long Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (the theme of this collection, presented as part of Fashion East, was « a Beatnik Disco in a Russian Velvet Underground »), Luella Spring/Summer 2006 (the jeans and the graphic T-shirts were influenced by The Velvet Underground and Nico), Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2012 (The Velvet Underground’s « All Tomorrow’s Parties » opened this show), Zac Posen for Target Go International (this line, launched on April 25, 2006, was partly inspired by Lou Reed).

Furthermore, Heimstone’s designers, Alix Petit and Delphine Delafon, said that Nico, with her black turtlenecks and her Middle Ages-inspired jewels, was a true fashion icon.

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Posted by on August 24, 2013 in Music


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Lauren Moshi Tweety 13

Tweety is the star of a capsule collection, designed by Lauren Moshi (in collaboration with Warner Bros.), which will be launched later this month.

Other Tweety-influenced collections : Antik Batik Spring/Summer 2006 (« Tweety » line, designed by Christophe Sauvat for Antik Batik), Callaway (in 2009, Callaway launched a golfwear « Tweety » line), Chick by Nicky Hilton (Nicky Hilton designed a « Tweety » collection, in collaboration with Warner Bros., which was launched on June 20, 2006), D&G by Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2006 Menswear (this show featured « Tweety » motifs on T-shirts), Pearly Gates (in 2008, Pearly Gates unveiled a golfwear « Tweety » collection).

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Posted by on August 23, 2013 in Comics


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Jeremy Scott AW67 Spaghetti

Spaghetti influenced a bag, a dress and mittens, « served » with a « meatball » necklace and « meatball » earrings, in Jeremy Scott’s « Eat the Rich » Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 collection.

Moreover, Madonna starred, eating spaghetti, in one of the visuals of  Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2010 ad campaign, shot by Steven Klein.

Furthermore, very thin shoulder straps are named « spaghetti straps » after the thin and cylindrical pasta.

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Posted by on August 22, 2013 in Food


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