Jean Cocteau

19 Aug

JPG Couture AW34The « Homage to Cocteau / Hommage à Cocteau » look of the surrealism-themed Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 Show, titled « Morphing », paid tribute to Jean Cocteau.

Other collections inspired by Jean Cocteau’s art : Bruno Pieters Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (this collection was influenced by Jean Cocteau and Art Deco), Catherine Malandrino Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (this show featured a pattern, showcasing 2 profiles, turning into a vase, originally designed by Jean Cocteau for Schiaparelli), Franck Sorbier Couture Spring/Summer 2007 (the « eye » strapless dress was based on Jean Cocteau), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Pre-Fall 2014 (the starting point of this collection was a lithograph by Jean Cocteau, titled « Je me souviens de l’avenir / I remember the future »), John Galliano Spring/Summer 2011 (one outfit of this Maria Lani-inspired show evoked the portrait of Maria Lani that Jean Cocteau painted).

Photo : Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier




Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Art


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13 responses to “Jean Cocteau

  1. Ron Scubadiver

    August 19, 2014 at 2:10 pm


    • Fashion Mayann

      August 19, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      The extraordinary Jean Paul Gaultier calls this kind of jumpsuit an “integral”. As long as we show our heart, everything should be OK !

      • Ron Scubadiver

        August 19, 2014 at 2:22 pm

        I think there will be a show in Dallas featuring his work.

      • Fashion Mayann

        August 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

        No wonder it’s presented over there because it’s been such a successful exhibition, that it never stops touring like a true rock star (I haven’t seen it yet but the catalogue is monumental !). It will be presented in France in 2015, at Paris’ Grand Palais …

      • Ron Scubadiver

        August 19, 2014 at 2:44 pm

        I might drag myself up there. It’s a 5 hour drive.

      • Fashion Mayann

        August 19, 2014 at 3:27 pm

        Lucky you !

  2. Ms.Quality

    August 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Such beautiful art, I love the detail in this piece and your blog! Check me out 🙂

    • Fashion Mayann

      August 19, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks a lot XD Your post on Jean Paul Gaultier’s last show is bloody great ! Collection after collection, the genius of this stunning couturier still shines, even in the darkness !

  3. dievca

    August 19, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Amazing unitard!
    Why didn’t they use a nude pair of underwear, rather than white….argh! Irritation.
    This would be spectacular for a modern dance company.
    “Be Still My Beating Heart”

    • Fashion Mayann

      August 20, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      It’s interesting to read your slightly irritated comment (the awesome JPG likes to emphasize underwear rather than hiding them XD) because this magnificently flamboyant couturier has often collaborated with modern dance companies ! XO

      • dievca

        August 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm

        To me – it looks like a diaper (but we are looking at a close-up).~

  4. Ana D

    August 20, 2014 at 3:22 am

    This makes me think of Frida Khalo, with the heart and capillaries all highlighted. I am a fan of both Monsieur Gaultier and the artsit, so I love this in every respect!

    • Fashion Mayann

      August 20, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks so much ! The beyond-amazing Jean Paul Gaultier loves Frida Kahlo so much that he dedicated a whole collection, for Spring/Summer 1998, to this extraordinary artist, whose body endured so much pain …


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