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Marie Laurencin

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The palette of the Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Couture Spring/Summer 2011 Show was based on Marie Laurencin’s watercolors (in 1923, the French artist painted Coco Chanel’s portrait).

Other Marie Laurencin-inspired shows : Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2009 (this collection was influenced by a grayish portrait by Marie Laurencin), Christian Lacroix Spring/Summer 2008 (some pieces paid tribute to Marie Laurencin’s oeuvre).

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

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Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Art

 

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Erwin Blumenfeld

Carven AW1415 Erwin Blumenfeld

The « Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) : Photographs, drawings and photomontages » exhibition at Paris’ Jeu de Paume, from October 15, 2013 until January 26, 2014, has influenced the collagelike patterns of the Carven by Guillaume Henry Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Other Erwin Blumenfeld-inspired collections : Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2009 (this collection was based on the photographs of Erwin Blumenfeld and Nobuyoshi Araki), Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2011 (this show paid tribute to the « gorgeous picture-postcard beauty » of the women in Erwin Blumenfeld’s ’40s and ’50s fashion photography).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2014 in Art

 

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Francis Picabia

Carven AW1415

Francis Picabia was one of the Dadaists who were referenced in the motifs of the Carven by Guillaume Henry Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2014 in Art

 

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Georges Braque

Andrew Gn SS14 Georges Braque

Georges Braque’s « The Birds » painting was one of the references of the Andrew Gn Spring/Summer 2014 Show, dubbed « The Peggy Guggenheim Collection ».

Other Georges Braque-inspired collections : Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012 (cubist painters such as Georges Braque were honored in this show), Pamella Roland Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this collection paid homage to Georges Braque’s bold use of color and to the French painter’s personal elegance), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Spring/Summer 1988 (this collection was a tribute to Georges Braque and to cubism).

To read about other Peggy Guggenheim-inspired collections, search for the « Peggy Guggenheim » post that I published on April 4, 2013.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2013 in Art

 

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Fernand Léger

Andrew Gn SS14 Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger’s 1926 « Blue Guitar and Vase » painting was one of the inspirations of the Andrew Gn Spring/Summer 2014 Show, titled « The Peggy Guggenheim Collection ».

Other Fernand Léger-influenced collections : Alexis Bittar Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Fernand Léger’s paintings were referenced in this jewelry collection), John Galliano Spring/Summer 2011 (one outfit of this show, which was an homage to Maria Lani, evoked the portrait of Maria Lani that Fernand Léger painted), Louise Gray Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (some motifs were based on Fernand Léger’s work).

Moreover, Yves Saint Laurent, who owned Fernand Léger’s masterpieces in his art collection, also drew inspiration from the French painter.

To read about other Peggy Guggenheim-inspired collections, search for the « Peggy Guggenheim » post that I published on April 4, 2013.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2013 in Art

 

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Marc Chagall

Nanette Lepore Pre-Fall 13Marc Chagall’s « Circus » series influenced the Nanette Lepore Pre-Fall 2013 Collection.

Another Marc Chagall-influenced collection : John Galliano Spring/Summer 2011 (one outfit of this collection, which was an homage to Maria Lani, evoked the portrait of Maria Lani that Marc Chagall painted).

Moreover, Marc Chagall designed the cover of the December 1977 issue of « Vogue Paris » (Marc Chagall was the guest editor of this issue).

Photo : Courtesy of Nanette Lepore

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Art

 

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