Tag Archives: Impressionism

Ray Caesar

Givenchy Couture SS8

The Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Spring/Summer 2008 Show, which paid homage to ballet, was inspired by the cold perversity in Ray Caesar’s paintings, and by Edgar Degas’ depictions of ballerinas.

To read about other Edgar Degas-influenced collections, search for the « Edgar Degas » post that I have published on August 17, 2012.

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Posted by on October 19, 2014 in Art


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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s quote, « There are enough ugly things in life for us not to add to them », was the starting point of Rebecca Taylor’s « modern, fresh and beautiful » Spring/Summer 2014 show.

Other Pierre-Auguste Renoir-inspired collections : Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (Pierre-Auguste Renoir was one of the numerous painters which were honored in this show), Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Spring/Summer 2014 (this collection reproduced artworks by classical painters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir), Lorry Newhouse Spring/Summer 2013 (this collection was influenced by Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s oeuvre, except his nude paintings).

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Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Art


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Paul Cornoyer

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Paul Cornoyer’s « After the Rain, the Dewey Arch, Madison Square Park » painting influenced the colors and the blurred motifs of the Honor Resort 2014 Collection.

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Posted by on June 20, 2013 in Art


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Edgar Degas

The « Corps de ballet » dress of the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2003 Show was inspired by Edgar Degas’ ballerinas.

Other Edgar Degas-inspired collections or pieces : Charles Anastase Spring/Summer 2009 (inspired in part by Edgar Degas’ ballet dancers), Dennis Basso Spring/Summer 2010 (bubble skirts reminiscent of Edgar Degas’ ballet dancers), Dior Couture Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (looks 33, 34 and 35 : « Degas Dancers »), French Sole Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (a 7-shoe line, inspired by Edgar Degas’ « Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen » sculpture, was launched, in collaboration with the London Royal Academy of Arts, to celebrate its « Degas and the Ballet : Picturing Movement » exhibition), Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Spring/Summer 2008 (dedicated to ballet, this collection was inspired in part by Edgar Degas’ ballerinas), Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2007 (tulle dresses, reminiscent of Edgar Degas’ ballet dancers), Lorick Spring/Summer 2010 (based partly on Edgar Degas’ pastels), Rodarte Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (cocktail dresses echoed Edgar Degas’ ballerinas ; moreover, Edgar Degas’ « Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen » sculpture, at the Norton Simon Museum, in Pasadena, inspired the dancers’ tutus that Kate and Laura Mulleavy designed for Darren Aronofsky’s « Black Swan »).

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Posted by on August 17, 2012 in Art


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Claude Monet

Claude Monet’s « Nympheas » influenced the blue and green floral prints of the Rochas by Olivier Theyskens Spring/Summer 2006 Collection.

Other Claude Monet-inspired collections : Akris Spring/Summer 2009 (Claude Monet-influenced prints), Aquilano.Rimondi Spring/Summer 2010 (partly), Carolina Herrera Resort 2011 (watercolor printed dress, that Carolina Herrera dubbed « My Monet »), Douglas Hannant Resort 2013 (the starting point of this collection was Douglas Hannant’s own paintings that were based on Claude Monet’s), Emanuel Ungaro by Vincent Darré Spring/Summer 2006 (blue printed Claude Monet-inspired « The Impressionistic Dress »), Erdem Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (some prints evoked Claude Monet’s « Water Lilies », in dark colors), Giambattista Valli Couture Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (inspired in part by Claude Monet’s ponds, immortalized in his « Water Lilies » paintings), H.Stern Spring/Summer 2009 (« Giverny » jewelry line, influenced by Claude Monet’s garden), Nicole Farhi Spring/Summer 2009 (printed florals inspired by Claude Monet’s watercolors), Rachel Roy Spring/Summer 2008 (one Claude Monet’s « Water Lilies »-inspired piece, in this collection, presented by models who stood near the works that had influenced their outfits), TSE Spring/Summer 2009 (Claude Monet-inspired prints), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Spring/Summer 1993 (based on the flowers of Claude Monet’s garden, in Giverny).

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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in Art


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