Irving Penn

17 Jul

Georges Chakra Couture AW1415

The Georges Chakra Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show paid homage to Irving Penn and Richard Avedon’s ’50s photographs.

Other Irving Penn-inspired collections : Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Spring/Summer 2012 (the visors were based on an Irving Penn’s picture), Bottega Veneta by Tomas Maier Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Menswear (the elegance in Irving Penn’s images of London tradesmen, in the late ’40s, influenced this show), Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa Resort 2014 (Irving Penn’s 2009 « Small Trades » book was one of the references of this show), Christian Siriano Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (images of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, shot by her 2 husbands, Irving Penn and Fernand Fonssagrives, inspired this collection), Costello Tagliapietra Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (in this show, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra channeled an « all-out Irving Penn » glamour), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (this collection was partly based on how Dior’s designs had been immortalized by Irving Penn), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this collection was based on Irving Penn’s shots of Lisa Fonssagrives), Jason Wu Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Irving Penn’s personal style influenced this show), John Bartlett Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 Menswear (this presentation was dedicated to Irving Penn’s « corner » portraits), John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 Menswear (this show was based on a cache of Irving Penn’s images of Peruvian tribespeople that John Galliano discovered in Buenos Aires), Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2006 (the program notes paid tribute to Irving Penn), Jonathan Saunders Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Irving Penn’s sand collages influenced this collection), Maurizio Pecoraro Spring/Summer 2013 (the American photographer was one of the references of this show).

To read about other Richard Avedon-influenced collections, search for the « Richard Avedon » post that I have published on March 26, 2013.

Photo : Courtesy of Georges Chakra


Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Uncategorized


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17 responses to “Irving Penn

  1. Reticent Mental Property

    July 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    At first, I read the title as Living Porn. Just where is my head today…hmmm….? Must have been the red…It is really beautiful- is this silk?

    • Fashion Mayann

      July 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      “Living Porn”, hehe, it must be Dievca’s iconic “Sex and the City” post which messed up your head XD. I don’t know if it’s silk but it looks like it is plasticized ! The work on the fabric, the cut and the colors is extraordinary : this is totally haute couture !

  2. dievca

    July 17, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    So the shine on the fabric is the light, right? Not the pattern of the design. Very interesting.
    Uhhh, don’t blame me for everyone having a ‘Dirty Mind’ —
    heh, heh, heh! XO

    • Fashion Mayann

      July 18, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Heh, heh, heh, I couldn’t help myself blaming you XD The wonderful light effect on this splendid texture is so powerful : it’s perfect for the warm strength of this colorful pink / purple / red masterpiece ! XO

  3. Little French World

    July 18, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Magnifique, cette robe semble futuriste ! 😉 xx

    • Fashion Mayann

      July 18, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      C’est tout à fait ça, merci ! On verrait bien une reine porter cette tenue très spéciale (et spatiale) dans un film de science-fiction ! XD xx

  4. stylentonic

    July 18, 2014 at 10:13 am

    The color is simply majestic!

    • Fashion Mayann

      July 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks, this is so true : this outfit is splendidly colorful ! XXX

  5. Laura Guiraud

    July 18, 2014 at 10:35 am

    ELECTRIQUE !!! :p

    • Fashion Mayann

      July 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Oh oui, merci !!! C’est vraiment chouette quand la haute couture (on la dit morte, parfois, mais, à mon avis, elle est immortelle car son histoire continue d’être racontée ; j’adore cette citation de Michael Morpurgo, que je trouve très optimiste, parfaite pour entamer le week-end, que je te souhaite excellent XD) innove au niveau des coupes et des matières ! J’ai eu le coup de foudre pour cette magnifique tenue électrique ! ❤

  6. Sherri Of Palm Springs

    July 18, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherri's Sharing.

  7. Sherri Of Palm Springs

    July 18, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Another beauty, I love love love your blog and also this dress is elegant and to my Sherri”s Sharing…I love to show off your beautiful blog and gorgeous outfits Mayann..
    happy day my friend

    • Fashion Mayann

      July 19, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Thank you so very much for constantly supporting my blog ! This outfit is truly breathtaking : it seems that the pretty model has wrapped herself in a gorgeous canvas, painted by a fabulous artist, who’s a master at mixing colors (like you !). Happy day to you too, my so-loyal friend ! Mayann

  8. dannadesigns

    July 23, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Breathtaking! ❤

    • Fashion Mayann

      July 23, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks a lot ! Yes, this so-fluid-that-it-looks-like-liquid gown is stunningly beautiful ! ❤


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