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Southern Italy

Dolce & Gabbana SS15The starting point of the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015 Show was the Spanish influence on Southern Italy and Sicily, between 1516 and 1713.

To read about Spain-inspired collections, search for the « Spain » post that I have published on October 8, 2012.

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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Places

 

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Normandy

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The theme of Dolce & Gabbana’s fairytalelike Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 show was « Medieval Normandy meets Sicily ».

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Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Places

 

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Satyricon

Dolce & Gabbana SS14 Satyricon

Federico Fellini’s « Satyricon » was one of the inspirations of the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Furthermore, Dolce & Gabbana contributed to the restored version of « Satyricon », which opened the New York Film Festival, on October 13, 2012.

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Posted by on September 26, 2013 in Cinema

 

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Greece

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Sicily’s Greece-inflected mythology influenced the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Some Greece-inspired collections : Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2006 (the « night » section of this show was based on Greek goddesses), Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear (this collection references Sicily’s interaction with Greece in the ancient world), Emanuel Ungaro by Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2005 (this Sirtaki-inspired show paid homage to the Greek costume), Emilio Pucci by Peter Dundas Spring/Summer 2011 (in part), Grès (since 1941, Grès has often presented draped clothes which take inspiration from Ancient Greece’s goddesses), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2006 (« Homage to Greece / Hommage à la Grèce » collection), Kaufmanfranco Resort 2014 (this collection showcases a modern version of Jacqueline Onassis in the Greek islands), Marco De Vincenzo Spring/Summer 2010 (this collection paid tribute to the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece), Marios Schwab Spring/Summer 2009 (this collection spotlighted various reinterpretations of the chiton), Marios Schwab Resort 2014 (this collection highlights a shoulder line that is based on the costumes of Greek peasants), Nina Ricci by Peter Copping Resort 2011 (this collection was slightly influenced by Jacqueline Onassis’ ’60s Greek period), Sophia Kokosalaki Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (some pieces echoed the natural shapes of the Greek landscape), Versace Spring/Summer 2011 (partly), Vionnet by Goga Ashkenazi Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the scenography of this show referenced Ancient Greece).

To read about other « Sicily »-inspired collections, search for the « Sicily » post that I published on February 25, 2013.

Photo : Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2013 in Places

 

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Canaletto

Dolce & Gabanna Alta Moda AW1314Canaletto’s paintings of Venice inspired Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda Couture Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Collection.

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Posted by on August 4, 2013 in Art

 

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Lemons

Dolce & Gabbana SS13Lemons inspired some prints in the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013 Show.

Other collections with lemons or lemons-inspired items : Alice and Olivia Spring/Summer 2013 (« lemons » print on the «Candice» dresses, skirts and tops), Carolina Bucci Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (« lemon slice » necklace), Hublot Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (« Big Bang Tutti Frutti Lemon Caviar » watch), Ikou Tschuss Spring/Summer 2011 (lemon-printed silk scarf), Junko Shimada Spring/Summer 2009 (lemons on a crocheted vest), Moschino Cheap and Chic Spring/Summer 2011 (« lemons » print on a dress), Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2011 (« orange citrus botanical » print for dresses, jackets and skirts), Topshop Spring/Summer 2013 (« lemons »-print Bikini), Victoria Casal

Spring/Summer 2009 (« Juicy Lemon » necklace, in diamonds and gold).

Some ad campaigns with lemons : Aldo Spring/Summer 2011 (this campaign unveiled a huge lemon slice), Annick Goutal (the Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 ad, for the « Eau d’Hadrien » fragrance, spotlighted lemons, alongside the bottle of perfume, in a glass jar ), Dolce & Gabbana Jewellery Spring/Summer 2013 (this campaign features a lemon tree), River Island Spring/Summer 2012 (the ad campaign highlighted a transparent bag full of green lemons).

Furthermore, Emilio Pucci’s « Limoni » pencil-and-watercolor artwork, that he painted in 1956, which featured lemons and lemon slices, were among the works that were shown in the « Emilio Pucci : Disegni 1949-1959 » exhibition, at the Galleria del Costume of Palazzo Pitti, in Florence, from June 23 until September 30, 2004.

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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Food

 

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Chili peppers

Dolce & Gabbana SS12 Peppers

Chili peppers inspired some prints, earrings and charm bracelets in the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012 Show.

Other chili peppers-inspired items or ad campaigns : Audemars Piguet Spring/Summer 2009 (the ad campaign of this collection was an image of chili peppers trapped in a chronograph), Ginette_NY Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (pink gold necklace with a « chili pepper » pendant), Marion Godart Spring/Summer 2012 (glass « chili peppers » necklace), MaxMara Weekend Spring/Summer 2013 (on one of the visuals for this collection, the model is carrying a crate which is filled with chili peppers), Moschino Cheap and Chic Spring/Summer 2012 (look 19 : raincoat with a « chili pepper » button ; this collection also featured a raffia bag covered with fruits and vegetables, including chili peppers), Nike X Liberty (printed trainers, named « Pepper », launched in May 2008), San Marina Spring/Summer 2008 (the ad campaign of this collection featured the image of a shoe in a jar full of chili peppers, with a « Spicy Fashion ! / Mode relevée ! » slogan), Yazbukey Spring/Summer 2012 (« can » bag with a « red pepper » print and a « Red Hot ! » slogan).

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Posted by on March 11, 2013 in Food

 

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Sicily

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Sicily’s Cathedral of Monreale was the starting point of the Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Other Sicily-influenced collections : Dolce & Gabbana (various collections from the designers were inspired by Sicily, especially the Sicily of Luchino Visconti’s « The Leopard », for their Autumn/Winter 1988-1989 collection, Sicily’s tradition of white lace, for their Spring/Summer 2011 collection, and Sicily’s baroque religious traditions, for their Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 collection), Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2011 (partly).

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Places

 

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Elvis Presley

D&G SS5Elvis Presley, Norman Taurog’s « Blue Hawaii » era, inspired the D&G by Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2005 Show.

Other Elvis Presley-influenced collections or items : Isabel Marant Spring/Summer 2013 (partly inspired by Elvis Presley’s pictures in Hawaii), JC/DC for Coca-Cola® (this collection, designed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, and launched for Autumn/Winter 2011-2012, to celebrate Coca-Cola®’s 125th anniversary, featured a gray T-shirt, printed with a photograph of a young Elvis Presley, shot by Alfred Wertheimer), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 1986 (« Elvis Presley » dress), Jean Paul Gaultier (for Christmas 2008, his « Classique », « Gaultier² » and « Le Mâle » perfumes were presented in a case, with a music box which played Elvis Presley’s « Love Me Tender »), Marithé + François Girbaud (François Girbaud often took inspiration from rock’ n’ roll, especially from Elvis Presley’s music), Moschino Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear (all Elvis Presley’s periods were referenced in this show), Prada Resort 2012 (the Baracuta jacket that Elvis Presley wore in Michael Curtiz’ «King Creole» inspired some studded pieces), Tommy Hilfiger (Elvis Presley-influenced sweatshirts and T-shirts, in the « Iconic America » line, launched for Spring 2008, with Tommy Hilfiger and George Lois’ eponymous book, published by Universe), Y-3 Spring/Summer 2011 Menswear (Elvis Presley was one of the music icons that were honored in this collection), Zadig & Voltaire (since 1996, Thierry Gillier has often taken inspiration from rock’ n’ roll, especially for Zadig & Voltaire’s iconic « Elvis » message on sweaters).

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Posted by on December 20, 2012 in Music

 

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Madonna

Madonna’s iconic photographs inspired T-shirts in the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2001 Show.

Some Madonna-inspired collections : Adidas® Originals by Jeremy Scott 2009 (some designs were influenced by Madonna), D&G Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Menswear (printed T-shirts with Madonna’s pictures), Dolce & Gabbana (Madonna cosigned 6 sunglasses, labeled MDG, launched in May 2010 ; moreover, she was the star of Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2010 and Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 campaigns), Kobi Levi Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (shoes inspired by Madonna’s Jean Paul Gaultier-designed corset, for her « Blond Ambition Tour »), Madonna Nude 1979 Spring/Summer 2006 (lingerie line with prints reproducing Madonna’s nude photographs, taken in 1979), Ondine Devis Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Madonna’s portrait on a bag), Too Faced Spring/Summer 2009 (« Papa Don’t Peach » blush, referencing Madonna’s « Papa Don’t Preach » song), Versace Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (Donatella Versace said that she designed this collection listening to Madonna’s « Confessions on a Dance Floor » album ; moreover, Madonna was the star of Versace’s Autumn/Winter 1995-1996 and Spring/Summer 2005 campaigns).

Some Madonna’s collaborations : Gap (Madonna, with Missy Elliott, starred in Gap’s Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 campaign ; she recorded a new version of « Hollywood », mixed with « Into the Groove », which was edited on CD for Gap’s customers), H&M (for Summer 2006, Madonna designed a tracksuit, labeled Madonna Loves H&M, then a full line, M by Madonna, launched on March 22, 2007 ; moreover, she was, with her « Confessions Tour » dancers and musicians, the star of H&M’s Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 campaign), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1995 (Madonna took to the catwalk for this collection of the couturier who designed costumes for her « Blond Ambition Tour », in 1990, for her « Drowned World Tour », in 2001, for her « Confessions Tour », in 2006 and for her « MDNA Tour », in 2012), Louis Vuitton (Madonna was the image of Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2009 and Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 ad campaigns), Material Girl (line launched by Madonna and her daughter, Lola Leon, on August 3, 2010, in collaboration with Macy’s), Truth or Dare by Madonna (Madonna’s footwear line, in collaboration with Iconix Brand Group, launched in Summer 2012, and Madonna’s perfume, « Truth or Dare by Madonna », released by Coty, in April 2012), Wazoo (Madonna’s line, launched in 1985).

Moreover, Aminaka Wilmont designed a dress, using 12 meters of the film stock of the Alek Keshishian’s « Madonna : Truth or Dare » documentary, worn by Jaime Winstone, at the Virgin Media Shorts Awards, in October 2010.

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Posted by on September 4, 2012 in Music

 

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