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J. M. W. Turner

L'Wren Scott AW1011The L’Wren Scott Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Show, titled « Tuxedo Terrace », was very inspired by J. M. W. Turner’s paintings of the Loire Valley (in 2011, the late American designer told « British Vogue » that Joseph Mallord William Turner’s works were great for color research for her textiles).

Other J. M. W. Turner-influenced collections : Aquascutum Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (this show and its corresponding ad campaign drew inspiration from J. M. W. Turner’s stormy landscapes), Mulberry by Emma Hill Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this show referenced the delicate and gloomy colors of Joseph Mallord William Turner’s landscape paintings).

Photo : VOGUE.co.uk

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Art

 

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Milton Avery

Tory Burch Resort 15

The color palette of the Tory Burch Resort 2015 Collection is influenced by Milton Avery’s paintings.

Photo : Kyle Ericksen

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Art

 

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Madame du Barry

L'Wren Scott SS10The L’Wren Scott Spring/Summer 2010 Show, titled « Madame du Barry », paid homage to the color « Du Barry Red », which was named after Louis XV of France’s final mistress.

Photo : VOGUE.co.uk

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Emile Gaud

Mungo Gurney SS12The color palettes of Emile Gaud’s paintings have influenced the Mungo Gurney Spring/Summer 2012 Collection, which celebrated Art Nouveau.

Photo : Courtesy of Mungo Gurney

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Art

 

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Marie Laurencin

Chanel Couture SS11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The palette of the Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Couture Spring/Summer 2011 Show was based on Marie Laurencin’s watercolors (in 1923, the French artist painted Coco Chanel’s portrait).

Other Marie Laurencin-inspired shows : Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2009 (this collection was influenced by a grayish portrait by Marie Laurencin), Christian Lacroix Spring/Summer 2008 (some pieces paid tribute to Marie Laurencin’s oeuvre).

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Art

 

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Jef Verheyen

Dries Van Noten SS11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jef Verheyen’s light-capturing paintings have inspired the Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2011 Show, dubbed « Let There Be Light ».

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Art

 

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Jamaica

M Missoni Resort 15The M Missoni Resort 2015 Collection draws inspiration from Jamaica’s relaxed spirit.

Another Jamaica-influenced collection : Jessica Ogden Spring/Summer 2005.

Photo : Giovanna Pavesi

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Places

 

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Michel Deverne

Stéphane Rolland Couture SS12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stéphane Rolland Couture Spring/Summer 2012 Show was influenced by Michel Deverne’s sculptures.

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Art

 

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Virginia Woolf

Burberry Prorsum AW1415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, titled « The Bloomsbury Girls », paid tribute to the women of the Bloomsbury Group, such as Virginia Woolf.

Other Virginia Woolf-influenced collections : Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2013 (the starting point of this show was Sally Potter’s film « Orlando », based on Virginia Woolf’s « Orlando : A Biography »), Anna Molinari by Rossella Tarabini Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 (the references of this collection featured Bette Midler as Janis Joplin in Mark Rydell’s « The Rose », who’d meet Virginia Woolf), Ann Demeulemeester Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 Menswear (the theme of this show was the hero of Virginia Woolf’s « Orlando : A Biography » who collides with the 21st century avant-garde), Antonio Marras Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the female members of the Bloomsbury Group, such as Virginia Woolf, influenced this collection), Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 (this show paid homage to Virginia Woolf and the other intellectuals of the interwar years), Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Spring/Summer 2005 (inspired by the Bloomsbury English eccentrics, this collection highlighted pieces for heroines such as Virginia Woolf in the modern Bloomsbury), Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Resort 2013 (this collection referenced the covers of Virginia Woolf’s books), Clements Ribeiro Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the influence for the Sam McKnight-styled hair of this show was « Virginia Woolf at a bar in Dalston meets Miss Havisham »), Delfina Delettrez Spring/Summer 2011 (this jewelry collection was based on mighty women such as Virginia Woolf), Edeline Lee Spring/Summer 2013 (this collection was an homage to the strong women of the Bloomsbury Group), Meadham Kirchhoff Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear (Virginia Woolf’s « Orlando : A Biography » was one of the books which were included in this presentation), Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring/Summer 2012 (this collection referenced the Bloomsbury Set, especially Virginia Woolf), Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Virginia Woolf was one of the muses of this show).

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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The Simpsons

Joyrich X The Simpsons SS14The Joyrich X The Simpsons collection, for Spring/Summer 2014, in association with 20th Century Fox, celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons.

Other The Simpsons-inspired collections and items : Isabel Marant Spring/Summer 2011 (« Bart Simpson » motif, on graffiti-printed pants), Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 and Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Menswear (Bart Simpson-influenced knits), Joyrich X The Simpsons Spring/Summer 2012, M.A.C X The Simpsons (this makeup line, which will be available in September 2014, pays homage to Marge Simpson).

Photo : Courtesy of Joyrich

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Comics

 

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