Meret Oppenheim

06 Mar

JCDC AW1415The strong use of femininity in Meret Oppenheim’s surrealist art has influenced the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, titled « Sportsoir ».

Another Meret Oppenheim-inspired collection : Giambattista Valli Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Meret Oppenheim was referenced in this show).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni




Posted by on March 6, 2014 in Art


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24 responses to “Meret Oppenheim

  1. Reticent Mental Property

    March 6, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Love the drape of that skirt and combination of red with purple.

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks a lot ! The artistic top stands out even more with the help of the vibrant purple !

  2. talulahleeblog

    March 6, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Like a painting!

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Thank you ! No wonder that Jean-Charles de Castelbajac was one of the 1st designers to create painted dresses in collaboration with artists !

  3. Theadora Brack

    March 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Love. Love. Love! The garb works so well with the ankle boots. Fantastical. T. (I’ve always been a big time fan of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Meret Oppenheim. Have you seen Meret’s 1936 fur-covered cup, saucer, and spoon?)

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      I’ve just Googled it : this is awesome ! said that this show featured hats which were based on Meret Oppenheim’s fur-covered cup, saucer and spoon : how brilliant ! Thanks for your marvelous comment !

      • Theadora Brack

        March 7, 2014 at 9:25 pm

        Here’s more squeal. According to my beloved copy of Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli by Dilys E. Blum, Méret Oppenheim sent Schiaparelli a design for a fur-covered bracelet in the spring of 1936. Schiaparelli included in her winter collection, along with Dali’s Surrealist bureau-drawer suits. Fast forward: Méret shares a few cocktails with Picasso and Dora Maar at the Café de Flore. Picasso spies Méret’s fur-covered bracelet and quips that one could perhaps, perhaps cover anything with fur. “Even this cup and saucer,” replied Méret. I love this story. T. (Great post! Enjoy the weekend!)

      • Fashion Mayann

        March 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm

        Thanks so much for sharing this amazing arty story ! I’ve always loved surrealism and, as you know, I’m fascinated by what inspires designers but also artists, so you’ve just made my weekend ! I hope that yours will be fabulous !

      • Theadora Brack

        March 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm

        Exactly! That’s why your site shines. I love how you always credit the artists or inspiration for the collections. It IS fascinating. Thanks for swell weekend wishes! T.

      • Fashion Mayann

        March 9, 2014 at 1:24 pm

        Thanks a lot for the kind words ! This Sunday morning, I’ve thought about you as I read an article about Meret Oppenheim’s exhibition at Villeneuve d’Ascq’s LAM Museum, in French “Jalouse”, and the writer mentioned that her fur-covered cup and saucer was based on a Picasso’s suggestion !

  4. Maison Bentley Style

    March 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Sportsoir! What a cool name..though I will confess to first reading it as sportsnoir..which I think is possibly cooler!!!! I want that sweater. NOW!! xxxxxx

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 7, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Haha, thank you ! The “sportsnoir” label could give even more luxurious pieces (just like when JC/DC was doing haute couture) ! xxxxx

  5. stylentonic

    March 7, 2014 at 10:55 am

    arty & elegant… just love it! xxx

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks ! That’s all we want to be : arty & elegant ! XXX

  6. katiehorodecki

    March 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Reblogged this on Style with K8.

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 7, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      Thank you very much for reblogging this stunningly beautiful outfit !

  7. modXchange

    March 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    I love Castelbajac ❤

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 7, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks so much !!! JC/DC is one of my 4 favorite designers ever : he has created so many art-inspired masterpieces ! ❤

      • modXchange

        March 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm

        I love him too and your posts about him ❤

      • Fashion Mayann

        March 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        Thanks so very much ! ❤

  8. whatwewear

    March 8, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    love this!! we want this entire outfit, head to toe!
    isn’t it amazing how he makes socks worn with clunky shoes so delicate with the silk skirt?!

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 9, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Merci ! I’m amazed too by JC/DC’s fantastic associations to create this surrealist dream outfit ! XOXO

  9. fashionassist

    March 10, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Absolutely adore surrealism too and loved reading dialogue between Theodora and you…
    and like her, I too love your posts and how you always credit the artists or inspiration…
    it always makes for such an interesting + educational read!! ~xo
    PS J’adore the sweater–c’est fantastique!!!!!!!!!

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      “Merci beaucoup” for your “fantastique” comment, it means a lot ! This sweater is beyond fantastic ! You can’t accuse JC/DC of copying the current “art-meets-fashion” craze as he was one of the 1st ready-to-wear designers to create art-influenced pieces ! He’s a true fashion master ! XO


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