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The Terminator

The robot’s articulations in James Cameron’s « The Terminator » influenced pants in the Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Spring/Summer 2007 Collection.

Other « The Terminator »-inspired items : Jamie Cockerill (his Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Show, in June 2009, featured « The Terminator »-style body-hugging pieces), Nike (« Nike Terminator High » sneakers, in 3 different versions, launched in June 2010).

Moreover, Pierre Cardin organized a party at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival to honor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was then getting ready for the release of Jonathan Mostow’s « Terminator 3 : Rise of the Machines ».

Photo : Catwalk Pictures




Posted by on November 27, 2012 in Cinema


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Star Wars

The gold trousers of the Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Spring/Summer 2007 Show evoked « Star Wars »’ C-3PO.

Other George Lucas’ « Star Wars »-style collections : Acne Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (more specifically inspired by the « Star Wars : Clone Wars » comics), Adidas Star Wars Originals (« Star Wars »-inspired line, launched on January 7, 2010, and reiterated each season, in collaboration with Lucasfilm), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Darth Vader-style helmets), Rag & Bone Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (talking about this collection, Rag & Bone’s Marcus Wainwright said « I’ve always loved Star Wars »), Rag & Bone Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Rag & Bone’s Marcus Wainwright said that « Star Wars » inspired the « idea of armor », present in this collection, especially oversize epaulets).

Moreover, the presentation of the Moncler Gamme Rouge by Giambattista Valli Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Collection was inspired by George Lucas’ science fiction films, including « Star Wars ».

Photo : Marcio Madeira



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Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Cinema


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Marie Antoinette

« Billy Idol meets Marie Antoinette » was the theme of the Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Spring/Summer 2006 Collection.

Other Marie Antoinette-influenced collections : ALICE by Temperley Spring/Summer 2011 (modern Marie Antoinettes), Bora Aksu Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Marie Antoinette mixed with Tim Burton’s « Edward Scissorhands »), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Resort 2013 (presented at Versailles, this collection, which showcased punk-style Marie Antoinettes, was more specifically inspired by Louis XV’s favorite, Madame du Barry), Charles Nolan Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Marie Antoinette was the starting point of this collection), Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2009 (36 Marie Antoinette-inspired shoes, made in collaboration with Jean-François Lesage), Cushnie et Ochs Resort 2013 (Marie Antoinette mixed with « Ancient Aliens »), Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring/Summer 2011 (Marie Antoinette and lingerie were the 2 inspirations of this collection), LaQuan Smith Spring/Summer 2011 (influenced by Marie Antoinette and Versailles), Maxime Simoëns Couture Spring/Summer 2011 (« This, Madame, is Versailles » collection, based on Sofia Coppola’s « Marie Antoinette »), Modern(ist) Spring/Summer 2009 (influenced by Marie Antoinette’s decadence and Edith Head’s low-key style), Thakoon Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this collection was based on the similarities between the costumes worn at Versailles and the Masai outfits).

Photo : Marcio Madeira



Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman inspired the makeup (by Pat McGrath) of the Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Show (moreover, the inscription « Cindy Sherman » appeared on one dress, among other collages).

Some Cindy Sherman-inspired collections or Cindy Sherman’s collaborations : Balenciaga (6-photograph « Cindy Sherman : Untitled (Balenciaga) series », printed in 2008, and on display in 2010, at the Balenciaga flagship store, in New York), Comme des Garçons Autumn/Winter 1994-1995 (postcard series for the advertising campaign, « Metamorphosis », in collaboration with Cindy Sherman), M.A.C Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Cindy Sherman was the face and the photographer of this makeup line), Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2005 (the advertising campaign, shot by Juergen Teller, featured Cindy Sherman with Juergen Teller), Peter Som Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (influenced in part by her « Untitled Film Stills »), Rochas by Marco Zanini Spring/Summer 2012 (inspired in part by her « Untitled Film Stills »).

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Posted by on June 7, 2012 in Art


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