Lawrence Alma-Tadema

26 Jan

Elie Saab Couture SS14

Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s 1888 « The Roses of Heliogabalus » painting has influenced the Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Other Lawrence Alma-Tadema-inspired collections : Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Spring/Summer 2013 (the Guido Palau-styled twisted headpieces of this show were based on Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s depictions of Roman Empire), Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Spring/Summer 2009 (the rose petals which covered the black runway of this show referenced Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s work), Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012 (images of Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s paintings were pinned on the mood board of this collection), Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2009 (the corset-style harnesses of this show paid tribute to Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s paintings).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni




Posted by on January 26, 2014 in Art


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26 responses to “Lawrence Alma-Tadema

  1. in-theclouds

    January 26, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Beautiful! Love this collection! And the model and the dress are simply.. beautiful! 🙂

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 27, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      They both truly are gorgeous, grazie mille ! Kisses

  2. fashionforlunch

    January 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you ! This gown is so florally romantic ! XX

  3. dannadesigns

    January 26, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Wow, A delightfully gorgeous dress!

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 27, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Wow indeed ! Yes, my gorgeous fellow fashionista, this gown is a pure fashion delight ! XOXO

  4. dievca

    January 27, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Oh, my, where does one where this gown? I want to wear it and I have no appropriate venue….can someone invite me to a splendid Ball, please? Pretty, please?

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 27, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      A Ball with a giant door because this gown is huge !!! And hugely beautiful too ! XO

  5. Sherri Of Palm Springs

    January 27, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Hi Mayann, lovely as they come, elegant!! the fullness is so pretty
    nice work, pretty girl
    Do Have a great week ..hope to see you more soon..and your beautiful blog

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you so very much, my friend from glamorous Palm Springs ! Yes, Elie Saab has designed a very stunning dress ! It means a lot that you’ve taken the time to visit my blog while you’re going through such dark times … I wish you to be as strong as you can be … Mayann

  6. stylentonic

    January 27, 2014 at 10:27 am

    No words just…WOW!!!

  7. whatwewear

    January 27, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    a dress fit for a princess.. this piece should be on display at the museum, just like the painting that inspired it!!

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 27, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Oh, that would be so wonderful to present this fabulous dress next to Alma-Tadema’s masterpiece !!! XO

  8. Laura Guiraud

    January 27, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Extraordinairement magnifique !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
    J’aime j’aime j’aime !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      Merciiiiiiii ! Ton enthousiasme fait chaud au cœur ! ❤

  9. .MIS. Manhattan Image & Style

    January 27, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    One word: stunning!!!

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    • Fashion Mayann

      January 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      THX ! The beauty of this gown is exceptional ! XOXO

  10. FreeUrCloset

    January 28, 2014 at 3:05 am

    A dress fit for a fairytale princess! That’s what my daughter would say 😉
    Simply amazing. xoxo

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 28, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      And your daughter would be so right !!! This is the kind of stunning dress that turns the most powerful women into little girls who still think that Prince Charming exists !!! ❤

  11. SweetCandyDreamer

    January 28, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Oh my gosh, what a stunning dress!! xx

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you so much ! This is purely a fantasy gown !!! XX

  12. fashionassist

    January 28, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Oh my dear Mayann, if only the ceiling would open and cover us all in these beautiful rose petals…
    it’s absolutely gorgeous–one of those enchanted dresses you dream about…
    j’adore~ xo

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 29, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Oh, that would be so fabulous and smell,so wonderful ! Some people ask if haute couture is still relevant : yes it is because it still makes us dream !!! XO

  13. Madly

    January 29, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    wow the dress is just amazing as the painting that I didn’t know.
    Both looks like a lovely dream.
    Thank you for this 😉

    • Fashion Mayann

      January 30, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      You’re very welcome ! I’m glad that you were curious enough to look at the magnificent painting which inspired this masterpiece !


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