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Virginia Woolf

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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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Football / soccer

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The outfit that Cara Delevingne modeled in the « British Invasion » segment of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013 paid homage to football / soccer.

Other football / soccer-inspired collections or items : Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring/Summer 2010 (this collection was influenced by football / soccer), Baptiste Viry Spring/Summer 2009 Menswear (« football / soccer player »-shaped golden buttons on some vests), Dirk Bikkembergs Spring/Summer 2004 Menswear (this collection was inspired by football / soccer ; in 2001, Dirk Bikkembergs unveiled his show at Milan’s San Siro stadium ; in 2002, footballers took to the catwalk for the designer ; in 2003, Dirk Bikkembergs designed the city outfits of the Inter Milan’s players ; in 2004, the Bikkembergs Sport line, decorated with « Il Pupino » logo, which figures a football / soccer player in a circle made of letters, was launched, in association with Umbro ; since 2005, Dirk Bikkembergs has created the uniforms of the players of the FC Fossombrone, in Italy, a club that he has bought), Dirk Bikkembergs Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 Menswear (during this show, based on sport, models were running after a ball), Dirk Bikkembergs Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this show set featured marble football / soccer balls), DressCamp Spring/Summer 2014 (this show featured football / soccer jersey-inspired dresses), Ebel (the « Tekton » watch, launched in September 2008, was based on a football / soccer ball), Jérôme Dreyfuss (in 2005, the « Diego » bag, dedicated to Diego Maradona, was launched), Louis Vuitton (in June 2004, to celebrate the UEFA European Football championship, in Portugal, Louis Vuitton launched the « Attacking / L’Attaquant » football / soccer bag, in its « Giant Checkerboard / Damier Géant » line ; in June 2010, to celebrate the FIFA World Cup, in South Africa, Diego Maradona, Pelé and Zinedine Zidane starred in Louis Vuitton’s institutional campaign, and Louis Vuitton produced the case for the World Cup trophy), Marithé + François Girbaud Spring/Summer 2007 Menswear (this collection, presented in 2006, to celebrate FIFA World Cup, in Germany, showcased football / soccer-inspired pieces), Mister Freedom (in the ’70s, Tommy Roberts took inspiration from football / soccer equipments for some Mister Freedom items), Siv Stoldal (some Siv Stoldal-designed pieces evoke football / soccer), Valérie Valade (for Spring 2008, Valérie Valade launched bags that were made after football / soccer balls), Y-3 Spring/Summer 2010 (the World Cup was the theme of this show, which was inspired by the movement of the net after a goal in a football / soccer match ; for the finale, Zinedine Zidane took a shot at a goal, on the catwalk, alongside Yohji Yamamoto).

Furthermore, in June 2010, to celebrate the FIFA World Cup, in South Africa, the « L’Optimum » magazine asked 33 designers, including Dolce & Gabbana (Dolce & Gabbana have also produced the uniforms of the A. C. Milan, from 2004, the outfits of the Italian team for the World Cup, in 2006, in Germany, the uniforms of the Chelsea F.C. footballers, in 2010, and the « Dolce & Gabbana Lounge », at the Stamford Bridge stadium, and have also photographed football / soccer players), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Lanvin and Marc Jacobs, to create football / soccer outfits, as part of the « Football / soccer as seen by fashion / Le Football vu par la mode » project, which were sold to benefit Zinedine Zidane’s Ela association.

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Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Jim Phillips

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Jim Phillips’ skateboard art influenced the Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

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Posted by on July 27, 2013 in Art


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Christine Keeler

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Christine Keeler influenced the Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show, titled « Trench Kisses : A Collection of Classics and Christine Keeler ».

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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Marianne Faithfull

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Marianne Faithfull was one of the inspirations of the Emilio Pucci by Peter Dundas Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Other Marianne Faithfull-influenced collections : Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (Marianne Faithfull and Swinging London inspired this collection), Carven by Guillaume Henry Resort 2013 (Marianne Faithfull was one of the references of this collection), Costume National Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (Marianne Faithfull’s hippie-luxe style was the starting point of this collection), Emilio Pucci by Peter Dundas Resort 2012 (Marianne Faithfull, in her Mick Jagger days, was the muse of this collection), Iceberg Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Marianne Faithfull, in the late ’60s), Jill Stuart Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (partly), Jill Stuart Resort 2011 (Marianne Faithfull was one of the 3 muses of this collection), Meadham Kirchhoff Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (photographs of Marianne Faithfull were among the images which featured in the booklet, dubbed « A Cosmology of Women », that accompanied this collection), Miss Wu by Jason Wu (this collection, launched on January 7, 2013, was based on famous couples such as Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger), Rachel Zoe Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Marianne Faithfull, in the late ’60s), Whit Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (Marianne Faithfull, in her Mick Jagger era).

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Posted by on July 11, 2013 in Music


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Fendi AW1314 ad

The Karl Lagerfeld-shot Fendi Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 advertising campaign, starring Cara Delevingne, pays homage to Rome.

Some Rome-inspired collections : Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2008 (this collection was based on the Greco-Roman imagery), Damir Doma Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear (this show, titled « Into Rooms of Light », was influenced by the luxuriant decay of William Klein’s « Rome »), Vera Wang Spring/Summer 2008 (this collection paid tribute to ancient Rome).

Moreover, Fendi has created the « Fendi for Fountains » fund to restore Rome’s Trevi fountain, then 4 other Roman fountains (from 2013 until 2017).

Photo : Karl Lagerfeld / Courtesy of Fendi



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Posted by on July 8, 2013 in Places


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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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« Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Holly Golightly meets Keith Haring » was the inspiration of the hair, by Orlando Pita, of the Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2013 Show.

Other « Breakfast at Tiffany’s »-influenced collections : Douglas Hannant Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Holly Golightly was the muse of this collection), Giuletta Pre-Fall 2013 (this collection was based on Holly Golightly’s wardrobe), Givenchy by Julien Macdonald Couture Spring/Summer 2003 (for this show, Julien Macdonald revisited the original black dress that Hubert de Givenchy designed for « Breakfast at Tiffany’s »), Givenchy by Julien Macdonald Couture Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 (« Breakfast at Tiffany’s » was mentioned in the program notes of this show).

To read about other « Keith Haring »-inspired collections, search for the « Keith Haring » post that I published on June 15, 2012.

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Posted by on July 7, 2013 in Cinema


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