Francis Picabia

28 Mar

Carven AW1415

Francis Picabia was one of the Dadaists who were referenced in the motifs of the Carven by Guillaume Henry Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni




Posted by on March 28, 2014 in Art


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20 responses to “Francis Picabia

  1. Reticent Mental Property

    March 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Adorable…love the black/grey/yellows this season… and surprising choice for shoes- which i love btw.

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 28, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks a lot ! I’m glad that you’ve noticed the gloriously pink shoes because they really surprised me too ! As for the exquisite pattern, it really looks like a cubist collage !

  2. Maison Bentley Style

    March 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Isn’t this wonderful! I LOVE it!! xxx

  3. Theadora Brack

    March 28, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    OH, I want this dress. Along with the shoes! Love the zipper. I wonder what the shoe heel looks like. Gorgeous. T. (Didn’t Francis Picabia’s wife, Gabrielle help Schiaparelli get started? I think so. YES. I just checked the Philadelphia Museum of Art website. Gabrielle introduced “Schiap” to Poiret. Good thing!)

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Good thing indeed ! Thank you for this interesting fact about Francis Picabia’s wife ! It’s funny that you mention the zipper because I’ve magnified the picture to see where it stopped (it’s very hard to tell actually, because the pattern seems to cover it !). I couldn’t find a picture of the shoe heel though … Have a gorgeous weekend !

      • Theadora Brack

        March 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm

        Thanks for looking for the shoes! I always check out the neckline first. Will I be able to breathe, I ask myself. Confession: I’ve always had a crush on Francis Picabia. Dashing but a bit of a Dandy, I think! T. (Fun Post! Enjoy the weekend!)

      • Fashion Mayann

        March 28, 2014 at 4:50 pm

        Merci beaucoup ! PS : I’ve always loved dandies !

  4. fashionassist

    March 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    More art-inspired fashion with fabulous graphics–adore modern art from the early 20th century…
    and interesting that the peep-toe heels are reminiscent of those years too…
    simply adore the scope that one’s imagination can travel via Surrealism…
    oh how your blog makes my heart sing!! ~xo

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      I’m truly ecstatic to make your (he)art sing ! XO

      • fashionassist

        March 28, 2014 at 6:23 pm

        Oh I so adore how you took the word “heart” and cleverly made it into two…
        yes, “he” (Francis Picabia) and his “art” do make my (he)art sing…
        and so do our delightful tête-à-têtes~ ♥

      • Fashion Mayann

        March 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm

        Thank you so very much ! Our “chit chat” are delightful indeed ! XO

  5. FreeUrCloset

    March 28, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Fantastic dress..a superb work of art. And those shoes ❤ I love Carven. XoXo

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 29, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Me too, THX ! Maybe that we should rename this sublime brand “cARTven” ! ❤

  6. edwardkan

    March 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    love that dress! And Carven’s collection was great, too!

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 29, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks a lot ! Guillaume Henry’s artistic references are so subtly chic ! Xxx

  7. jackiemallon

    March 29, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I wonder does the yellow bloom zip apart. Love the length with the velvety blush shoes–very Biba! x

    • Fashion Mayann

      March 29, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Very Biba indeed, thanks ! I was intrigued by the zipper too so I enlarged the photo : this wonderful pattern doesn’t zip apart but seems to cover the zipper ! X

  8. whatwewear

    April 1, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    such a cool dress. besides the gorgeous graphic design, we love that it has a more comfortable and accessible silhouette!

    • Fashion Mayann

      April 2, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks a lot ! It’s really cool that you use the word “accessible” because, unlike other Parisian brands, Carven’s pieces are pretty “accessible” (at least, according to Ines de la Fressange) ! XOXO


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