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Pink Floyd

Viktor & Rolf SS14

The black-and-white bricklike scenography and the soundtrack of the Viktor & Rolf Spring/Summer 2014 Show were based on Pink Floyd’s « Another Brick in the Wall ».

Other shows with « Another Brick in the Wall » on the soundtrack : Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2014, Valentin Yudashkin Autumn/Winter 2011-2012.

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

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Posted by on April 23, 2014 in Music

 

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Rebecca Taylor SS14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s quote, « There are enough ugly things in life for us not to add to them », was the starting point of Rebecca Taylor’s « modern, fresh and beautiful » Spring/Summer 2014 show.

Other Pierre-Auguste Renoir-inspired collections : Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (Pierre-Auguste Renoir was one of the numerous painters which were honored in this show), Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Spring/Summer 2014 (this collection reproduced artworks by classical painters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir), Lorry Newhouse Spring/Summer 2013 (this collection was influenced by Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s oeuvre, except his nude paintings).

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Art

 

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Iran

Coralie Marabelle Hyères 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The collection that Coralie Marabelle will present at the 29th Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, from April 25 to April 28, 2014, is based on the clothes worn by the shepherds in ’50s North Iran.

To read about other Iran-inspired collections, search for the « Persia » post that I have published on December 16, 2013.

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2014 in Places

 

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Isadora Duncan

Electric Feathers AW1415Isadora Duncan’s lightness has inspired the Electric Feathers Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection.

Other Isadora Duncan-influenced collections : Ashley Paige Autumn/Winter 2008-2009, Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa Spring/Summer 2006 (the dresses from this show paid homage to Isadora Duncan), Caroline Seikaly Couture Spring/Summer 2012 (« Isadora » collection), Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2011 (this show, titled « Goddess », which was named after Isadora Duncan, was inspired by the « Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) : A Living Sculpture / Une Sculpture Vivante » exhibition, presented at Paris’ Musée Bourdelle, from November 20, 2009 until March 15, 2010), Madeleine Vionnet Spring/Summer 2013 (to launch this demi-couture collection and to celebrate Madeleine Vionnet’s 100th anniversary, on September 30, 2012, in Paris, Alessandro Possati directed a film which was a tribute to Madeleine Vionnet and Isadora Duncan, who was Madeleine Vionnet’s muse in ’20s Paris), Missoni Spring/Summer 2010 (this show highlighted « new » Isadora Duncans), Prada Resort 2010 (partly).

Photo : Courtesy of Electric Feathers

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2014 in Dance

 

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Erwin Blumenfeld

Carven AW1415 Erwin Blumenfeld

The « Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) : Photographs, drawings and photomontages » exhibition at Paris’ Jeu de Paume, from October 15, 2013 until January 26, 2014, has influenced the collagelike patterns of the Carven by Guillaume Henry Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Other Erwin Blumenfeld-inspired collections : Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2009 (this collection was based on the photographs of Erwin Blumenfeld and Nobuyoshi Araki), Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2011 (this show paid tribute to the « gorgeous picture-postcard beauty » of the women in Erwin Blumenfeld’s ’40s and ’50s fashion photography).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2014 in Art

 

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Popcorn

Moschino AW1415 Popcorn

One dress in the Moschino by Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection references popcorn packagings.

Other popcorn-inspired items : Charlotte Olympia Pre-Fall 2013 (titled « Hollywoodland », this collection featured popcorn packaging-shaped clutch), Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (this show, dubbed « Eat the Rich », highlighted « popcorn » earrings), Nibbles (in 2008, Lucy Folk launched a line of accessories which featured real popcorn coated in precious metals), Siki Im Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Menswear (this show unveiled « popcorn » patterns on various half-skirts), Tatty Devine Spring/Summer 2008 (this collection, titled « Movie Mayhem », showcased « popcorn » necklaces).

Photo : Davide Maestri

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Food

 

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Paul McCarthy

Marc Jacobs SS14

Paul McCarthy’s 2013 « White Snow » video installation, which reinterpreted Walt Disney’s « Snow White », at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, featured among the various influences of the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Photo : Fabio Iona / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Art

 

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