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Brothers Grimm

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« William Shakespeare meets the Brothers Grimm » was the theme of the « Fairy Tale » section of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014.

To read about other Brothers Grimm-influenced collections, search for the « Snow White » and « Little Red Riding Hood » posts that I have published on February 25, 2014, and on March 2, 2014, respectively.

To read about other William Shakespeare-inspired collections, search for the « William Shakespeare » post that I have published on August 26, 2013.

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Posted by on December 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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The Story of the Vivian Girls

Elena Rial SS15

The Elena Rial Spring/Summer 2015 Show, presented as part of the Samsung EGO Innovation Project, was based on Henry Darger’s « The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion ».

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Posted by on December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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On the Origin of Species

Alexander McQueen SS10

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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Great Expectations

Marchesa AW1112

Miss Havisham, from Charles Dickens’ « Great Expectations », was the muse of the Marchesa Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Collection.

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Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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The Confession of a Child of the Century

JPG Couture AW1213 The Confession of a Child of the Century

Alfred de Musset’s 1836 autobiographical book, « The Confession of a Child of the Century », was one of the influences of Jean Paul Gaultier’s Couture Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 collection.

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Posted by on August 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Paul Verlaine

Franck Sorbier Couture AW1415

The Franck Sorbier Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show paid homage to poets such as Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud.

To read about other Arthur Rimbaud-inspired collections, search for the « Arthur Rimbaud » post that I have published on March 5, 2013.

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Posted by on July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Susan Sontag

Alexis Mabille Couture AW1415

Susan Sontag’s quote, « What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine ; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine », taken from her 1966 essay, « Against Interpretation », was the starting point of the Alexis Mabille Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Other Susan Sontag-inspired collections : Basso & Brooke Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the show notes quoted Susan Sontag’s introduction about the conflicting desires of wanting to be seen but also to hide and blend in), Charles Anastase Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (some leather jackets were decorated with a « Susan Sontag » inscription), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 (a quote from Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, « Notes on “Camp” », « The relation between boredom and camp taste cannot be overestimated », was on every guest’s seat).

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Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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The Masque of the Red Death

Giles AW89

Roger Corman’s « The Masque of the Red Death », which adapted Edgar Allan Poe’s eponymous short story, has influenced the Giles Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Show.

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Posted by on July 6, 2014 in Cinema

 

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One Special Summer

Alice + Olivia Resort 15The Alice + Olivia Resort 2015 Collection is based on Jacqueline and Lee Bouvier’s autobiographical book, « One Special Summer », about their 1951 journey through Europe.

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Posted by on June 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Virginia Woolf

Burberry Prorsum AW1415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, titled « The Bloomsbury Girls », paid tribute to the women of the Bloomsbury Group, such as Virginia Woolf.

Other Virginia Woolf-influenced collections : Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2013 (the starting point of this show was Sally Potter’s film « Orlando », based on Virginia Woolf’s « Orlando : A Biography »), Anna Molinari by Rossella Tarabini Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 (the references of this collection featured Bette Midler as Janis Joplin in Mark Rydell’s « The Rose », who’d meet Virginia Woolf), Ann Demeulemeester Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 Menswear (the theme of this show was the hero of Virginia Woolf’s « Orlando : A Biography » who collides with the 21st century avant-garde), Antonio Marras Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the female members of the Bloomsbury Group, such as Virginia Woolf, influenced this collection), Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 (this show paid homage to Virginia Woolf and the other intellectuals of the interwar years), Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Spring/Summer 2005 (inspired by the Bloomsbury English eccentrics, this collection highlighted pieces for heroines such as Virginia Woolf in the modern Bloomsbury), Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Resort 2013 (this collection referenced the covers of Virginia Woolf’s books), Clements Ribeiro Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the influence for the Sam McKnight-styled hair of this show was « Virginia Woolf at a bar in Dalston meets Miss Havisham »), Delfina Delettrez Spring/Summer 2011 (this jewelry collection was based on mighty women such as Virginia Woolf), Edeline Lee Spring/Summer 2013 (this collection was an homage to the strong women of the Bloomsbury Group), Meadham Kirchhoff Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear (Virginia Woolf’s « Orlando : A Biography » was one of the books which were included in this presentation), Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring/Summer 2012 (this collection referenced the Bloomsbury Set, especially Virginia Woolf), Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Virginia Woolf was one of the muses of this show).

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Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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