Jef Verheyen’s light-capturing paintings have inspired the Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2011 Show, dubbed « Let There Be Light ».
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Bridget Riley’s op art has influenced the Dries Van Noten Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.
Other Bridget Riley-inspired collections : Blumarine Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (to define the motifs of this show, Anna Molinari said, in the August 2010 issue of « French Numéro » : « the alternating black and white stripes create optical effects that remind me of the graphic works of M. C. Escher and Bridget Riley’s op art »), Ichiro Suzuki Menswear (this show, which was awarded « Fashion Collection of the Year » at Trieste’s 2012 International Talent Support competition, paid homage to op artists such as Bridget Riley), Jonathan Saunders Resort 2013 (to describe the disc-shaped motifs on a few dresses, Jonathan Saunders told « Vogue » that they were « a bit Bridget Riley, I suppose »), MILA Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (in this show, Mila Hermanovski partly referenced Bridget Riley’s way of playing with geometry), Noon By Noor Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the patterns on the eveningwear were based on Bridget Riley’s optical art), Vionnet by Rodolfo Paglialunga Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the backdrop of this presentation was a Bridget Riley-inspired black and white swirling motif).
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For his Spring/Summer 2014 show, Dries Van Noten thought about how iconic women such as Tamara de Lempicka would dress today.
Other Tamara de Lempicka-inspired collections : Nina Ricci by Peter Copping Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the mood board of this show featured artwork by Tamara de Lempicka), Olivia Rubin Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (this collection drew inspiration from Tamara de Lempicka’s portraits and from New York cityscapes), Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2012 (the work of Tamara de Lempicka was one of the references of this collection), Ralph Lauren Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (the caps were based on Tamara de Lempicka’s 1925 « Autoportrait »), Versace Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Menswear (this show paid homage to the way Tamara de Lempicka painted the men in her life).
Moreover, the name of the Lolita Lempicka brand, created in 1984, is a tribute to both Vladimir Nabokov’s « Lolita » and Tamara de Lempicka.
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The fainted florals of the Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2013 Collection are based on the women’s flowered dresses paint by Lucian Freud, that Dries Van Noten admired at the Lucian Freud’s retrospective, presented at the National Portrait Gallery, in London, from February 9th until May 27th, 2012.
Moreover, in 2002, Lucian Freud painted « Naked Portrait 2002 », which was the portrait of a pregnant Kate Moss.
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