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Millicent Rogers

Dior Couture SS10Images of Millicent Rogers, archived at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, influenced the Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2010 Collection.

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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Arles

Dior Couture SS6A research trip in the south of France, which included a visit to Arles, was the starting point of the Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2006 Show.

Other Arles-influenced collections : Christian Lacroix Couture Autumn/Winter 1987-1988 and Christian Lacroix Couture Autumn/Winter 2001-2002 (among various shows which highlighted the Franco-Spanish traditions of Christian Lacroix’s native Arles ; moreover, Christian Lacroix has often drawn inspiration from Antoine Raspal’s paintings of Arles’ seamstresses).

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Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Places

 

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Luxor

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The Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2004 Show was influenced by an aerial tour of Egypt, which included Luxor.

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Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Places

 

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Nick Knight

Dior Couture AW1011Nick Knight’s color-saturated flower pictures have inspired the Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Collection, titled « The Floral Line / La Ligne Florale ».

Other Nick Knight-influenced collections : Preen Resort 2013 (Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi drew inspiration from Nick Knight’s photographs of flowers), TSE Pre-Fall 2014 (Nick Knight’s 1997 portfolio of dried flowers, called « Flora », was the starting point of this collection).

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Posted by on August 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Empress Elisabeth of Austria

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Empress Elisabeth of Austria (« Sissi ») was one of the inspirations of the Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 Show.

Other Empress Elisabeth of Austria-influenced collections : Emilio Pucci by Peter Dundas Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Romy Schneider in Ernst Marischka’s « Sissi » trilogy was one of the references of this collection), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (the penultimate look of this show, a Second Empire crinoline, worn by Conchita Wurst, was named « Zizi Imperatrice / Willy the Empress », a pun on « Sissi impératrice », French for Empress Sissi), Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 (Elisabeth of Austria was one of the inspirations of this show).

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Posted by on August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Netherlands

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The Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2009 Show was inspired by Dutch and Flemish painters.

Another Netherlands-inspired collection : Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (the Flemish berets and the colors of this show paid tribute to Dutch and Flemish painters).

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Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Places

 

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Columbina

Dior Couture AW1112 Columbine

The final look of the Dior by Bill Gaytten Couture Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show paid homage to Columbina.

Other Columbina-inspired outfits : Popy Moreni (in the ’70s and in the ’80s, Popy Moreni created numerous designs which paid tribute to characters of the Commedia dell’arte, such as Columbina).

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Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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René Gruau

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The Dior by Raf Simons Pre-Fall 2014 Collection reinterprets the drawings that René Gruau made for Dior in the ’40s and ’50s.

Other René Gruau-inspired collections : Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (this show was partly influenced by how Dior’s designs were reflected in the work of René Gruau), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (René Gruau’s work for Dior was one of the references of this collection), Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2011 (this show paid homage to the illustrations that René Gruau made for Dior), Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2008 (some hand-painted patterns were based on René Gruau), Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2004 (René Gruau was one of the 2 inspirations of this show).

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Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Miss Dior

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The Hervé Mikaeloff-curated « Miss Dior : Esprit Dior » exhibition, presented at Paris’ Grand Palais, from November 13 until November 25, 2013, showcases large-scale works, based upon the « Miss Dior » fragrance, that were created by 15 female contemporary artists, such as Karen Kilimnik whose « Sans titre (Folly for Dior) » installation is pictured above.

Photo : Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich.

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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To Catch a Thief

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The Stephen Jones-styled silk scarves in the Dior by Raf Simons Resort 2014 Show, presented on May 18, 2013, in Monaco, referenced Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock’s « To Catch a Thief ».

Furthermore, the Mario Testino-shot Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2010 ad campaign, which starred Claudia Schiffer as Grace Kelly, was based on « To Catch a Thief », and one of the 3 « Grace Kelly » Barbies, launched in August 2011, as part of the « Barbie Collector Series », wore a replica of the Edith Head-designed blue dress that Grace Kelly wore in « To Catch a Thief ».

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Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Cinema

 

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