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Teotihuacan

JPG Couture SS10This outfit, named « Teotihuacan », from Jean Paul Gaultier’s « Mexico » Couture Spring/Summer 2010 Show, paid tribute to the eponymous pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city, in the Valley of Mexico.

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Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Places

 

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Roxy Music

Givenchy AW1112

The feline inspiration of the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show was based on Roxy Music’s « For Your Pleasure » album cover, shot by Karl Stoecker, which featured Amanda Lear, leading a black panther on a leash.

Other Roxy Music-inspired collections : John Richmond Autumn/Winter 2009-2010, MaxMara Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this show was influenced by Roxy Music-era London glam).

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Posted by on August 30, 2014 in Music

 

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Francisco Goya

Alexander McQueen SS7 Francisco Goya

Francisco Goya was one of the references of the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007 Show, titled « Sarabande ».

Other Francisco Goya-influenced collections : Diane von Furstenberg Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (Francisco Goya was one of the inspirations of this show), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (one pattern paid homage to Francisco Goya’s painting), Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2014 (Francisco Goya was one of the influences for the ruffles of this collection), Elisabeth de Senneville Spring/Summer 1989 (some motifs reproduced Francisco Goya’s « The Nude Maja / La maja desnuda »), Emilio de la Morena Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (Francisco Goya’s 1797 « Portrait of the Duchess of Alba » was the starting point of this collection), Marchesa Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (Francisco Goya’s 1783 « Portrait of Maria Teresa de Vallabriga on horseback / Retrato de Maria Teresa de Vallabriga a caballo » inspired this show), Nathan Jenden Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (« the drama of a Goya silhouette » influenced this collection).

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Posted by on August 29, 2014 in Art

 

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Luxor

Dior Couture SS4

The Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2004 Show was influenced by an aerial tour of Egypt, which included Luxor.

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Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Places

 

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Campbell’s Tomato Soup

Rodnik Band AW1112 Campbell's Tomato SoupCampbell’s Tomato Soup cans have influenced one dress in The Rodnik Band Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Collection, titled « Venus in Sequins », which paid homage to various artists, including Andy Warhol.

Other Campbell’s Tomato Soup-inspired items : Andy Warhol (Andy Warhol printed a « Campbell’s Tomato Soup can » motif on a cotton T-shirt, for an exhibition at Colorado State University, in 1980, and produced T-shirts with silkscreened « Campbell’s Tomato Soup can » patterns, which are archived at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 1984 (Campbell’s Tomato Soup cans influenced one silk organza dress, painted by Eliakim, in the « Homage to Andy Warhol » finale of this show).

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Posted by on August 27, 2014 in Food

 

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Argentina

Zac Posen Pre-Fall 13The Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2013 Collection channeled « Maria Callas going to Argentina ».

Other Argentina-inspired collections : Hermès by Christophe Lemaire Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (the Argentinian gauchos influenced several looks of this show), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1998 (this « Homage to Frida Kahlo »-themed collection paid tribute to the Mexican painter and the South American elegance, from Cuba to Argentina), Kenzo by Antonio Marras Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (the red and black palette of this show paid homage to Argentina’s traditional tango), Loquita by Sara Rotman Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (this line of scarves was based on the Argentinian gauchos’ ponchos), Opening Ceremony by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Spring/Summer 2012 (in part), Opening Ceremony by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (partly, especially via gaucho pants), Requiem Spring/Summer 2010 (Raffaele Borriello drew inspiration from the elegance of the women he met at a party in Buenos Aires, Argentina).

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Posted by on August 26, 2014 in Places

 

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Nick Knight

Dior Couture AW1011Nick Knight’s color-saturated flower pictures have inspired the Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Collection, titled « The Floral Line / La Ligne Florale ».

Other Nick Knight-influenced collections : Preen Resort 2013 (Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi drew inspiration from Nick Knight’s photographs of flowers), TSE Pre-Fall 2014 (Nick Knight’s 1997 portfolio of dried flowers, called « Flora », was the starting point of this collection).

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Posted by on August 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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