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Bamako

Stella Jean SS15 Bamako

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bamako was one of the influences of the Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015 Show.

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2014 in Places

 

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Notre-Dame de Paris

Schiaparelli Couture AW1415 Notre-Dame

The motif « Les Pigeons de Notre-Dame / The Pigeons of Notre-Dame » of the final look of the Schiaparelli by Marco Zanini Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection references the gathering of pigeons in front of Paris’ Catholic cathedral, Notre-Dame de Paris.

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Lemon soda pops

Moschino SS15 Menswear

Lemon soda pops influenced several looks of the Moschino by Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear Show, which included pieces for women.

Photo : Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Food

 

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The Devil’s Envoys

JPG Couture AW910The 36th look, named « Les Visiteurs du Soir », of the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 Show, titled « Actresses / Les Actrices » (or « Cinema / Cinéma »), was a tribute to Marcel Carné’s « The Devil’s Envoys / Les Visiteurs du Soir ».

Another « The Devil’s Envoys »-inspired collection : Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (in part).

Photo : VOGUE.co.uk

 

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Titian

Maya Hansen AW1112

Titian was one of the references of the Maya Hansen Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show, titled « Queens of Spain ».

Other Titian-influenced collections : Chalayan Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (paintings by artists such as Titian were projected on the backdrop of this show, entitled « Rise »), Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 (the colors of this collection referenced Titian’s work), Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (the hair of this show, styled by Sam McKnight, was based on Titian’s paintings).

Moreover, in October 2004, Missoni presented the exhibition « Missoni and Titian : Color and Light from the Venetian Renaissance to 20th-Century Fashion », at the Mazzucchelli Museum, in Ciliverghe di Mazzano.

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Art

 

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On the Origin of Species

Alexander McQueen SS10

The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2010 Show, titled « Plato’s Atlantis », was influenced by Charles Darwin’s 1859 « On the Origin of Species ».

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Posted by on November 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Ernst Haeckel

Leyre Valiente SS14 Ernst Haeckel

The Leyre Valiente Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, entitled « Amphibia », is partly based on Ernst Haeckel’s illustrations of the sea world.

Photo : Courtesy of Leyre Valiente

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Lucy van Pelt

Peter Jensen SS15

The Peter Jensen Spring/Summer 2015 Collection pays tribute to the characters from Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, such as Lucy van Pelt.

Another collection with Lucy van Pelt : Fay by Roberto Rimondi and Tommaso Aquilano Spring/Summer 2015.

To read about other Peanuts-inspired collections, search for the « Peanuts » post that I have published on May 22, 2013.

Photo : Courtesy of Peter Jensen

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2014 in Comics

 

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Last Year at Marienbad

Chanel SS11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The French formal garden of the Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2011 Show was inspired by the black-and-white elegance of Alain Resnais’s « Last Year at Marienbad / L’Année dernière à Marienbad ».

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Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Marcel Duchamp

Rodnik Band AW1112 Marcel DuchampOne dress of The Rodnik Band Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Collection, titled « Venus in Sequins », which paid homage to various artists, made reference to Marcel Duchamp’s 1917 « Fountain / Fontaine ».

Some Marcel Duchamp-influenced collections : Ann Demeulemeester Spring/Summer 2008 Menswear (a recording of an interview with Marcel Duchamp opened this show), Clements Ribeiro Project #3 (this capsule collection, launched circa July 2009, was based on Marcel Duchamp’s found objects), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs said that his 2000 collaboration with Stephen Sprouse, for the « Graffiti » line, had been unconsciously inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s 1919 « L.H.O.O.Q. »), Todd Lynn Spring/Summer 2009 (Marcel Duchamp’s 1912 « Nude Descending a Staircase / Nu descendant un escalier » was referenced in this show).

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Posted by on November 5, 2014 in Art

 

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