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Barbarella

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

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Comics

 

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Garfield

Lazy Oaf X Garfield SS14

The Lazy Oaf X Garfield Collection for Spring/Summer 2014 pays homage to Garfield.

Other Garfield-inspired items : Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 2005 (« Garfield » motifs on several T-shirts).

Photo : Courtesy of Lazy Oaf

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Comics

 

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Sweet Gwendoline

Olympia Le-Tan AW1415

« Sweet Gwendoline goes to Las Vegas » was the theme of the Olympia Le-Tan Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2014 in Comics

 

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SpongeBob SquarePants

Moschino AW1415 SpongeBob

Several outfits of the Moschino by Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show paid homage to SpongeBob SquarePants.

Another SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired collection : Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2008 (Marc Jacobs, who has a SpongeBob SquarePants tattoo on his right arm, told Style.com that the colors of SpongeBob SquarePants had influenced this show ; for his bow, Marc Jacobs carried a vanity case which featured a screen showing of SpongeBob).

Moreover, Victoria Beckham was animated for a special episode of « SpongeBob SquarePants », titled « The Clash of Triton », which was aired in the US on July 5, 2010, and celebrities such as Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs and Terry Richardson were reimagined by Mike Frederiqo® as SpongeBob SquarePants, in January 2012.

Photo : Davide Maestri

 

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2014 in Comics

 

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Snow White

Red Valentino AW1415The Red Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection pays homage to Snow White.

Other collections with Snow White : D&G by Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 (« Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs » pattern on T-shirts), Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2010 (the invitation of this show, titled « The Loss of Innocence », featured a battered Snow White figurine), Generra Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (a blurred motif was based on the happy colors of Walt Disney’s « Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs »), M.A.C (the « Venomous Villains » makeup collection, launched in the Autumn of 2010, in collaboration with Disney, featured items which were inspired by iconic villains, such as Snow White’s stepmother), Mulberry by Emma Hill Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Snow White-themed presentation), Pierrot Autumn/Winter 2002-2003 (this collection paid homage to characters from the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales, such as Snow White), Pinko Spring/Summer 2009 (« Witch of Snow White » print on a T-shirt).

Furthermore, 7 designers, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood, created costumes for the « Snow White and the Seven Designers » pantomime, presented at London’s Garrick Theatre, from October 12 until October 16, 2010, to benefit Dementia UK ; Nina Ricci dressed Snow White as part of Barneys New York’s 2012 Christmas « Electric Holiday » campaign, and Oscar de la Renta designed a dress for Snow White as part of Harrods’ 2012 Christmas windows, dedicated to Disney princesses.

Moreover, Olivier Theyskens said in Paris Première’s « La Mode, la Mode, la Mode » TV show, aired in January 2013, that he has always been fascinated by Snow White and her little birds.

Photo : Courtesy of Red Valentino

 

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2014 in Comics

 

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Woodstock

Fay AW1415Peanuts’ Woodstock has influenced motifs in the Fay by Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2014 in Comics

 

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Marge Simpson

AleXsandro Palombo X Marge Simpson

Artist and designer AleXsandro Palombo pays tribute to Marge Simpson in a series of illustrations which showcase the most iconic dresses of the last 100 years, such as the « Union Jack » mini-dress that Spice Girls’ Geri Halliwell wore at the 1997 BRIT Awards.

In January 2012, AleXsandro Palombo had reimagined as Marge Simpson fashion icons, including Coco Chanel and Donatella Versace, in a series of fashion cartoons.

To read about collections with the Union Jack, search for the « Union Jack » post that I have published on March 18, 2013.

To read about Spice Girls-inspired collections, search for the « Spice Girls » post that I have published on June 24, 2013.

Photo : VOGUE.co.uk

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2013 in Comics

 

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Archie’s Girls

Charlotte Olympia X Archie's Girls 13

This month, Charlotte Olympia premieres a capsule collection based on the Archie’s Girls from the Archie Comics®.

Photo : Courtesy of Charlotte Olympia

 

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2013 in Comics

 

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Cabbage Patch Kids

Jenny Fax SS14

Cabbage Patch Kids dolls influenced several looks of the Jenny Fax Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Moreover, in Christopher Kane’s profile, published in the « STYLE.COM / PRINT 04 : FALL 2013 » issue, Jo-Ann Furniss wrote that a picture of a Cabbage Patch Kid doll that belonged to Tammy Kane is pinned by the designer’s desk.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Comics

 

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Gary the Snail

Ashley Williams X Fashion East SS14

« SpongeBob SquarePants »’s Gary the Snail inspired motifs in the Ashley Williams Spring/Summer 2014 Show, presented as part of Fashion East.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2013 in Comics

 

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