20 May

JPG X Mylène Farmer Timeless 13Barbarella, the heroine from the comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest, was one of the 3 inspirations, with Fritz Lang’s « Metropolis » and Joan of Arc, of the costumes that Jean Paul Gaultier designed for the beginning and the finale of Mylène Farmer’s « Timeless 2013 » concerts.

Other Barbarella-inspired items and collections : Antoni & Alison Spring/Summer 2010 (one of the looks of this show was based on Jane Fonda in Roger Vadim’s « Barbarella »), Christopher Kane Resort 2011 (some shoes were named after Barbarella), Emma Cook Spring/Summer 2003 (the muse of this collection, Suzistyrene, was imagined by Emma Cook after she watched Roger Vadim’s « Barbarella »), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (look 38 : « Barbarella » corset), Matthew Williamson Spring/Summer 2005 (to capture the ’70s idea of the ideal woman from the future, Matthew Williamson watched movies such as Roger Vadim’s « Barbarella »), Tribune Standard Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (to describe a neon pattern, influenced by Kremlin architecture, Tawfik Mounayer said that it was « babushka meets Barbarella »).

To read about Mylène Farmer, « Metropolis » or Joan of Arc-inspired collections, search for the « Mylène Farmer », « Metropolis » and « Joan of Arc » posts that I have respectively published on October 2, 2012, May 31, 2012 and March 21, 2013.

Sketch : Jean Paul Gaultier




Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Comics


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22 responses to “Barbarella

  1. dievca

    May 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Let’s trip the light fantastic and watch Jane Fonda’s/Roger Vadim’s Barbarella, again. Campy and Fun! 🙂

    • Fashion Mayann

      May 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Yes, and when we watch Jane Fonda today on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, we can’t help thinking : that incredible woman still rocks ! XD

  2. loralorapa

    May 21, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Waou ça fait rêver ! Que c’est doux et beau au regard ^^ ça me fait pênser à une tenue princesse Disney au niveau de la coupe 🙂

    • Fashion Mayann

      May 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Oh, c’est vrai, cette tenue magique serait parfaite pour un dessin animé Disney ! Merci aussi pour ta 1ère phrase qui m’évoque 2 éléments indispensables dans un concert de Mylène Farmer : ces “waou” énergiques et son tube mythique “Rêver” ! XD

      • loralorapa

        May 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm

        XD y a pas à dire ça nous inspire 🙂

      • Fashion Mayann

        May 22, 2014 at 7:35 am

        Ah, que ça fait du bien ! XD

  3. Maison Bentley Style

    May 21, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Barbarella..Jane Fonda..heaven! xxx

    • Fashion Mayann

      May 21, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      The va-va-voom hair, the sexy boots, the attitude … wow, that was quite something that still looks so modern ! xxxxx

  4. whatwewear

    May 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    wow what a stunning and powerful image! if any designer is fit to design powerful Barbarella-inspired couture it’s Mr. Gaultier!

    • Fashion Mayann

      May 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Yes, yes and yes, my glamorous friends ! Our beloved Jean Paul is the Master of strong and sexy looks ! No wonder he has designed so many stage costumes for Mylène Farmer, who is surnamed the “French Madonna” ! ❤

  5. jackiemallon

    May 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Love his dynamic sketches! Must go now and look up this performer…

    • Fashion Mayann

      May 22, 2014 at 7:43 am

      You won’t be disappointed : for the last 30 years, she has built a very powerful universe, which combines very strong lyrics, cinematographic music videos and spectacular shows : the phenomenal Jean Paul Gaultier had no choice but being inspired by the magical Mylène Farmer !

  6. dannadesigns

    May 22, 2014 at 6:08 am


    • Fashion Mayann

      May 22, 2014 at 7:46 am

      Thank you ! JPG’s extraordinary designs for the sensational Mylène Farmer are exquisite indeed ! ❤

  7. vintageattitude

    May 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Fabulousness Mr JPG X

    • Fashion Mayann

      May 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Oui, merci, it’s so amazing to see that you adore this couture Genius as much as I do ! X

  8. littlefrenchworld

    May 23, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Quelle élégance, j’adore ! Jean Paul Gaultier est un superbe créateur ♥ Lady Gaga porte d’ailleurs une robe similaire (signée Versace il me semble) sur scène pour sa tournée ( !

    • Fashion Mayann

      May 24, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Ah, je ne savais pas pour Lady Gaga, merci beaucoup pour le lien : sa tenue est très semblable, en effet, et aussi magique ! C’est génial quand les concerts proposent aussi des tenues signées de grands couturiers (ici, à mon avis, le plus grand de tous !). ❤

      • littlefrenchworld

        May 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm

        Oui j’adore, c’est sûrement la plus belle tenue de tout le concert ! Quand la musique et la mode s’associe…♥ c’est parfait ! xx

      • Fashion Mayann

        May 25, 2014 at 11:08 am

        100 fois oui (c’est encore ce que je me disais hier en me régalant avec le DVD “Timeless 2013” : un pur moment de bonheur) XD ! xx

      • littlefrenchworld

        May 26, 2014 at 4:39 pm

        Je ne l’ai pas vu mais je sais que Mylène Farmer excelle dans ce domaine ! xx

      • Fashion Mayann

        May 27, 2014 at 1:41 pm

        1000 fois oui ! XD


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