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Jean Cocteau

JPG Couture AW34The « Homage to Cocteau / Hommage à Cocteau » look of the surrealism-themed Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 Show, titled « Morphing », paid tribute to Jean Cocteau.

Other collections inspired by Jean Cocteau’s art : Bruno Pieters Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (this collection was influenced by Jean Cocteau and Art Deco), Catherine Malandrino Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (this show featured a pattern, showcasing 2 profiles, turning into a vase, originally designed by Jean Cocteau for Schiaparelli), Franck Sorbier Couture Spring/Summer 2007 (the « eye » strapless dress was based on Jean Cocteau), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Pre-Fall 2014 (the starting point of this collection was a lithograph by Jean Cocteau, titled « Je me souviens de l’avenir / I remember the future »), John Galliano Spring/Summer 2011 (one outfit of this Maria Lani-inspired show evoked the portrait of Maria Lani that Jean Cocteau painted).

Photo : Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier




Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Art


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Beauty and the Beast

JPG Couture AW67

The surrealism-inspired Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Show (whose 32nd look, « Médée », reinterpreted the « Skeleton Dress » that Elsa Schiaparelli made in collaboration with Salvador Dalí) paid homage to Jean Cocteau’s « Beauty and the Beast / La Belle et la Bête ».

Other « Beauty and the Beast »-influenced campaigns, collection, items or windows : Custo Barcelona Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (this show, titled « Beauty and the Best », drew inspiration from « Beauty and the Beast »), Dior (the TV ad for the « Poison » fragrance, directed in 1985 by Claude Chabrol and Tyen, reimagined « Beauty and the Beast » ; the TV campaign for the « Pure Poison » perfume, directed in 2004 by Jean-Baptiste Mondino and John Galliano, also took inspiration from Jean Cocteau’s romantic fantasy film), Diptyque (in September 2009, Diptyque launched 2 candles, illustrated by Kuntzel + Deygas, which paid tribute to « Beauty and the Beast »), Galeries Lafayette (to celebrate the 2014 release of Christophe Gans’ « Beauty and the Beast » remake, the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, in Paris, displayed several « Beauty and the Beast »-themed Christmas windows, which were unveiled in November 2013).

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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in Cinema


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