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Hans Bellmer

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The Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Resort 2011 Collection drew inspiration from Hans Bellmer’s sinister doll drawings.

Other Hans Bellmer-influenced collections : Acne Studios by Jonny Johansson Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this show was partly based on how artists such as Hans Bellmer looked at the body), Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 1997 (this show, titled « La Poupée / The Doll », as an homage to Hans Bellmer’s 1935-1936 eponymous work, was dedicated to the German-French surrealist artist), Warren Noronha Spring/Summer 2002 (this show was inspired by Hans Bellmer’s papier-mâché doll art).

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Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Art

 

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On the Origin of Species

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The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2010 Show, titled « Plato’s Atlantis », was influenced by Charles Darwin’s 1859 « On the Origin of Species ».

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Posted by on November 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Barry Lyndon

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The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007 Show, entitled « Sarabande », made reference to Stanley Kubrick’s « Barry Lyndon ».

Another « Barry Lyndon »-inspired collection : Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015 (this show paid tribute to « Barry Lyndon »’s sinister magnificence).

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Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Land of the Rising Sun

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Sarah Burton’s personal collection of antique geisha kimonos from the Land of the Rising Sun inspired the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 Show.

To read about other Japan-influenced collections, search for the « Japan » post that I have published on September 25, 2012.

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Posted by on October 4, 2014 in Places

 

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Isabella Blow

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The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2008 Show, entitled « La Dame Bleue / The Blue Lady », paid homage to Isabella Blow, who had « discovered » Alexander McQueen, in the early ’90s.

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Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Elizabeth Howe

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The Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 Collection was influenced by Elizabeth Howe, who was one of the accused in the Salem witch trials of 1692.

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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Francisco Goya

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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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Queen Victoria

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The Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Show was partly inspired by Queen Victoria.

Other Queen Victoria-influenced collections : Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (this show, which paid homage to British icons, featured a dress, decorated with a black-and-white portrait of Queen Victoria and yellow Smileys), Libertine Spring/Summer 2006 (this show highlighted several « Queen Victoria » patterns).

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Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Bottled water

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The « Festival » print of the McQ Alexander McQueen Resort 2015 Collection features images of crushed water bottles.

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Posted by on June 10, 2014 in Food

 

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The Lord of the Rings

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The hair and the makeup of the Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, respectively conceived by Guido Palau and Pat McGrath, were partly influenced by J. R. R. Tolkien’s « The Lord of the Rings ».

Another « The Lord of the Rings »-inspired collection : Clements Ribeiro Autumn/Winter 2002-2003.

Furthermore, in December 2003, « British Vogue » wrote that Liv Tyler had been dressed by the late Alexander McQueen for 3 premieres of « The Lord of the Rings » film series.

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Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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