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The Clash

JPG Couture SS11 The Clash

The Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2011 Show, titled « Punk Cancan », paid homage to French cancan and British punk bands, such as The Clash.

Other The Clash-inspired collections : Kelly Wearstler Pre-Fall 2012 (old videos of The Clash  were among the influences of this presentation), Luella Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (this show was titled « Daddy, who were The Clash ?»), Phi Spring/Summer 2008 (this show paid tribute to the « insouciant yet elegant » look of The Clash).

Moreover, in 2010, to launch The Rodnik Band for OVS industry capsule collection, Philip Colbert wrote the song « God Dress the Queen ! », which was based on The Clash’s « London Calling ».

Photo : Vogue.co.uk

 

 

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Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Music

 

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Aelita : Queen of Mars

Givenchy Couture SS12 Aelita

The Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Spring/Summer 2012 Collection was inspired by Yakov Protazanov’s « Aelita : Queen of Mars » and by Fritz Lang’s « Metropolis ».

To read about other « Metropolis »-influenced collections, search for the « Metropolis » post that I have published on May 31, 2012.

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Nosferatu

Maxime Simoëns Couture AW1112

The Maxime Simoëns Couture Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show, titled « Nosferatu », was inspired by F. W. Murnau’s eponymous German Expressionist vampire horror film.

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Empress Elisabeth of Austria

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Empress Elisabeth of Austria (« Sissi ») was one of the inspirations of the Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 Show.

Other Empress Elisabeth of Austria-influenced collections : Emilio Pucci by Peter Dundas Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Romy Schneider in Ernst Marischka’s « Sissi » trilogy was one of the references of this collection), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (the penultimate look of this show, a Second Empire crinoline, worn by Conchita Wurst, was named « Zizi Imperatrice / Willy the Empress », a pun on « Sissi impératrice », French for Empress Sissi), Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 (Elisabeth of Austria was one of the inspirations of this show).

Photo : Courtesy of Dior

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Twin Peaks

Julien Fournié Couture AW1415 Twin Peaks

The enchanting women of « Twin Peaks » partly influenced the Julien Fournié Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, titled « First Impulse / Première Pulsion ».

Another « Twin Peaks »-inspired collection : Kenzo by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (this collection paid homage to David Lynch’s œuvre, including « Twin Peaks »).

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Jean Cocteau

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

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Art

 

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Netherlands

Dior Couture SS9

The Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2009 Show was inspired by Dutch and Flemish painters.

Another Netherlands-inspired collection : Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (the Flemish berets and the colors of this show paid tribute to Dutch and Flemish painters).

Photo : VOGUE.co.uk

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Places

 

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