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The « Cake Corsets » Collection that Maya Hansen created in 2009 was partly based on British cupcakes.

To read about other cupcakes-inspired collections, search for the « Cupcakes » post that I have published on October 30, 2012.

Photo : Courtesy of Maya Hansen

 

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Posted by on November 4, 2014 in Food

 

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Paname

JPG Couture AW1011

This jet-embroidered silk velvet and satin « Less than Zero / Moins que zéro » skeleton corset, was worn by Dita Von Teese in the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Show, titled « The Parisians / Les Parisiennes », which was a tribute to Paname (Paris’ nickname).

Other Paname–inspired collections : Bally by Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz Spring/Summer 2011 (« The Parisian / La Parisienne » collection), Celine Spring/Summer 2003 (« Macadam » seasonal line), Celine Spring/Summer 2004 (« Macadam Sorbonne » seasonal line), Celine by Ivana Omazic Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this show was more specifically based on Françoise Sagan’s 1977 novel, « The Unmade Bed / Le Lit défait »), Devernois by Franck Sorbier Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this collection paid homage to Juliette Gréco’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés), Emanuel Ungaro by Giles Deacon Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the theme of this show was « Paris and its constant history of pleasure), Girls From Omsk Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1982-1983 (this show, titled « Paris Gaultier », was a tribute to existentialism in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, which referenced Juliette Gréco and Boris Vian), Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1984-1985 (« Barbès »), Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1998-1999 (dubbed « The Existentialists / Les Existentialistes », this collection honored the Saint-Germain-des-Prés muses, from Juliette Gréco to Annabel Buffet), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (titled « Paris and its muses / Paris et ses égéries », this show paid homage to iconic Parisians such as Arletty, Barbara, Juliette Gréco and Micheline Presle), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2002 (« The Parigote / La Parigote »), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2005 (« The Gypsy Parisians / Les Parisiennes gitanes »), Jean Paul Gaultier X Pataugas Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Paris was one of the themes of this capsule collection), John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this show was an homage to the ’20s Parisians), Kenzo by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Resort 2015 (this collection was about the 2 designers « embracing their outsider status in Paris »), Les Tentativas by Anthony Tentativa Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, Monica Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (several pieces featured tales which were influenced by Parisians from the ’40s).

To read about other Paris-influenced collections, search for the « Paris » post that I have published on March 1, 2013.

Photo : Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Places

 

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Fifth Avenue

Maya Hansen AW1213

The Maya Hansen Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Show, titled « 5th Ave », celebrated Manhattan’s major thoroughfare.

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Posted by on June 3, 2014 in Places

 

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Butterflies

JPG Couture SS14The Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2014 Show, which starred Dita Von Teese, paid homage to butterflies because, according to the French couturier, « Life is a butterfly ! ».

Other items with butterflies, which were inspired by artists : Damien Hirst X Alexander McQueen (this capsule collection, launched on November 15, 2013, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Alexander McQueen’s « skull » scarf , features « butterfly » prints that were influenced by Damien Hirst’s « Entomology » series), James Jean X Lane Crawford (on October 18, 2012, James Jean launched the handcrafted fine-jewelry OVM collection, which included the « Butterfly » line), Peter Pilotto Spring/Summer 2009 (this show highlighted print effects based on Damien Hirst’s « butterfly » works), Sergio Rossi by Angelo Ruggeri Resort 2014 (the « butterfly » sandal pays tribute to Gabriella Crespi’s 1974 « Gocce Oro » candelabra).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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G-Spot

JPG SS10

The title of the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2010 Show, « G-Spot », was a cheeky reference to the Gräfenberg Spot (the pregnancy corset was presented by Jourdan Dunn, who was then 7 months pregnant).

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Posted by on November 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Metallica

Maya Hansen AW1011 MetallicaOne corset paid homage to Metallica’s « … And Justice for All » album cover in the Maya Hansen Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Collection, titled « Heavy Metal Couture : Music Icons on Corsets ».

Other Metallica-inspired items : Converse (« All*Star » sneakers, dedicated to Metallica, for Autumn/Winter 2009-2010), Maarten van der Horst Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (this collection, presented as part of Fashion East, features T-shirts with motifs which are influenced by heavy metal bands such as Metallica).

Shows with Metallica on the soundtrack : Basso & Brooke Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (a string quartet played Metallica’s songs), Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Spring/Summer 2009 Menswear (this show started with Metallica’s « Nothing Else Matters », performed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra), Limi Feu Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Metallica featuring Marianne Faithfull), Maria Chen-Pascual Autumn/Winter 2002-2003.

Photo : Tomy Pelluz

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2013 in Music

 

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Cakes

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Cakes inspired the Maya Hansen Collection 2009, titled « Cake Corsets ».

Other cakes-influenced collections : Isaac Mizrahi Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (waiters, carrying a big cake on a tray, took to the catwalk of this show), Meadham Kirchhoff Spring/Summer 2012 (this «The girl on the Cake»-themed show featured broderie anglaise dresses which were inspired by wedding cakes, and a huge glittering cake on the runway).

Photo : Marcelo Aquilio

To read about cupcakes-inspired collections, search for the « Cupcakes » post that I published on October 30, 2012.

 

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2013 in Food

 

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