Serge Gainsbourg

03 Jan

J. Mendel SS14

Serge Gainsbourg’s « Cargo Culte » song, about indigenous peoples near New Guinea who make rituals and pray for downed airplanes, was the starting point of the J. Mendel Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Other Serge Gainsbourg-influenced collections or items : Balmain by Olivier Rousteing Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear (the theme of this collection is « Serge Gainsbourg meets boy dancer »), Emily Daccarett Spring/Summer 2014 (this show was based on the relationship between Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin), Lee Cooper (in the Autumn of 2004, the brand reissued Serge Gainsbourg’s favorite Lee Cooper jeans, and gifted, for each purchase, a CD which featured 2 remixed Serge Gainsbourg’s songs), Rachel Zoe Spring/Summer 2012 (this collection paid homage to Brigitte Bardot when she was going out with Serge Gainsbourg), Veronique Branquinho Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Menswear (this collection was influenced by iconic partners in crime such as Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin), Yohji Yamamoto Spring/Summer 2005 Menswear (in this show, Yohji Yamamoto paid tribute to Serge Gainsbourg as « an icon of a good-looking French male »).

Furthermore, in the ’70s, Serge Gainsbourg, who had started to wear Repetto’s « Zizi » jazz-inspired shoes, became an ambassador for the brand.

Moreover, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac wrote the « Serge et Jane » song for Mareva Galanter, as a tribute to Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, which was recorded, featuring Rufus Wainwright, for the French Polynesian’s 2nd album, « Happy Fiu », released in 2008.

Photo : Robert Mitra



Posted by on January 3, 2014 in Music


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14 responses to “Serge Gainsbourg

  1. dievca

    January 3, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    And it has pockets! LUST. Time for dievca to lurk on the j. Mendel website. XO

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      Lust indeed ! Thank you very much for appreciating this intricate masterpiece ! XO

  2. MaisonBentleystyle

    January 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    It is like a tribal spiderweb! xxxxx

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks !!! I wouldn’t mind being trapped in this gothic ocean of dark lace ! xxxxx

  3. myfavesjournal

    January 4, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Love that dress. Gorgeous!

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 4, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks a lot ! I don’t know how they managed to mix all these intersections, but the result is magnificent !

  4. FreeUrCloset

    January 4, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I love that the dress has pockets. It’s all in the details..stunning!

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      THX ! The pockets definitely add an effortless “je-ne-sais-quoi” feel which makes this gown even more sumptuous ! XOXO

  5. Sherri Of Palm Springs

    January 4, 2014 at 11:00 pm

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    • Fashion Mayann

      January 5, 2014 at 3:08 pm

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