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Fernand Léger

Andrew Gn SS14 Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger’s 1926 « Blue Guitar and Vase » painting was one of the inspirations of the Andrew Gn Spring/Summer 2014 Show, titled « The Peggy Guggenheim Collection ».

Other Fernand Léger-influenced collections : Alexis Bittar Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Fernand Léger’s paintings were referenced in this jewelry collection), John Galliano Spring/Summer 2011 (one outfit of this show, which was an homage to Maria Lani, evoked the portrait of Maria Lani that Fernand Léger painted), Louise Gray Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (some motifs were based on Fernand Léger’s work).

Moreover, Yves Saint Laurent, who owned Fernand Léger’s masterpieces in his art collection, also drew inspiration from the French painter.

To read about other Peggy Guggenheim-inspired collections, search for the « Peggy Guggenheim » post that I published on April 4, 2013.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

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Posted by on September 30, 2013 in Art

 

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Grease

JPG SS14

Randal Kleiser’s « Grease » influenced the « Dancing with the Stars »-style Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Other « Grease »-inspired collections : Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1979 (titled « Grease », this collection paid homage to Randal Kleiser’s eponymous film), Yazbukey Spring/Summer 2012 (this line of accessories, dubbed « Le Pussycat Fight », was partly based on « Grease »).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2013 in Cinema

 

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Whipped cream

Manish Arora SS14

Whipped cream inspired the James Pecis-styled wigs of the Manish Arora Spring/Summer 2014 Show, which paid homage to Josephine Baker.

To read about Josephine Baker-influenced collections, search for the « Josephine Baker » post that I published on August 3, 2013.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2013 in Food

 

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Moby-Dick

Olympia Le-Tan SS14 Moby-Dick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herman Melville’s « Moby-Dick » influenced the Olympia Le-Tan Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.

Other « Moby-Dick »-inspired collection and item : Jen Kao Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (this show was based on « Moby-Dick »’s antique wooden blocks), Olympia Le-Tan Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (clutch with an embroidered motif of the cover of Herman Melville’s « Moby-Dick »).

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Satyricon

Dolce & Gabbana SS14 Satyricon

Federico Fellini’s « Satyricon » was one of the inspirations of the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Furthermore, Dolce & Gabbana contributed to the restored version of « Satyricon », which opened the New York Film Festival, on October 13, 2012.

Photo : Imaxtree

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2013 in Cinema

 

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Tahiti

Aquilano.Rimondi SS14

Various prints of the Aquilano.Rimondi Spring/Summer 2014 Show were based on Tahiti as seen on Paul Gauguin’s paintings.

Other Tahiti-inspired collections or items : Ascher London (in 1946, Henri Matisse’s « Océanie, La Mer » print, based on his memories of his 1940 trip to Tahiti, was reproduced on 30 scarves, that were released as part of the « Ascher Artist Squares Project »), Céline by Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2004 (the motifs of this collection referenced Tahiti’s vegetation), Issa Resort 2010 (Tahiti influenced the abstract patterns of this collection), Proenza Schouler Resort 2010 (Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough took inspiration from their then-recent voyage to Tahiti), Richard Nicoll Spring/Summer 2010 (the prints were based on early photographs of Tahiti), Trussardi by Milan Vukmirovic Spring/Summer 2011 (for this collection, Milan Vukmirovic drew inspiration from David Bailey’s photographs of Marie Helvin in Tahiti).

To read about Paul Gauguin-inspired collections, search for the « Paul Gauguin » post that I published on June 8, 2013.

Photo : Davide Maestri

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Places

 

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Avocados

Stella Jean SS14 Avocados

To pay homage to West Africa, avocados are referenced on the prints, made in collaboration with the International Trade Center by women who live in villages in Burkina Faso, of the Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Photo : Luca Tombolini

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Food

 

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