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Paul McCarthy

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Paul McCarthy’s 2013 « White Snow » video installation, which reinterpreted Walt Disney’s « Snow White », at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, featured among the various influences of the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Photo : Fabio Iona / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Art

 

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Power Rangers

Marc by Marc Jacobs AW1415

The Marc by Marc Jacobs (MbMJ by Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley) Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, which
featured illustrations designed by Fergus Purcell, was influenced by the Power Rangers.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Cher

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The Stephen Jones-designed headpieces of the Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 Show were a nod to the creations that Bob Mackie designed for Cher, to celebrate « the showgirl in all of us » (the motif that covered Edie Campbell’s body revisited the « Graffiti » pattern that Stephen Sprouse created for the Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2001 Collection).

Other Cher-influenced collections : Charlie by Matthew Zink Spring/Summer 2012 (this swimwear line channeled Cher « bursting into the Rainbow Room »), Gucci by Tom Ford Spring/Summer 1999 (this « Californian hippie cool » collection, made in collaboration with Francisco Costa, was an homage to Cher), Proenza Schouler Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the half-plaited ponytails of this show, styled by Paul Hanlon for Frédéric Fekkai, referenced ’70s muses such as Cher), Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2004 (this show opened with screen projections which featured stills and video clips of Cher, especially in the ’70s).

To read about Stephen Sprouse-inspired collections, search for the « Stephen Sprouse » post that I published on November 9, 2012.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2013 in Music

 

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Taxi Driver

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Iris « Easy » Steensma, the child prostitute who was portrayed by Jodie Foster in Martin Scorsese’s « Taxi Driver », influenced the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 Show.

Other Taxi Driver-inspired collections : Bottega Veneta by Tomas Maier Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the Guido Palau-styled hair of this show referenced Jodie Foster in « Taxi Driver »), Karen Walker Spring/Summer 2012 (the theme of this show played with the concept that « Taxi Driver »’s Iris and Betsy were 2 different sorts of American women), Peter Jensen Spring/Summer 2009 (this show paid homage to Jodie Foster’s different looks, including in « Taxi Driver »).

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Posted by on August 30, 2013 in Cinema

 

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Ed van der Elsken

Louis Vuitton AW1314Ed van der Elsken’s photographs of cool and sexy young people, as seen in his « Love on the Left Bank / Een liefdesgeschiedenis in Saint-Germain-des-Prés » book, influenced the Guido Palau-styled choppy bobs of the Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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The Night Porter

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Charlotte Rampling in Liliana Cavani’s « The Night Porter » influenced the fetishistic theme of the Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show.

Other « The Night Porter »-inspired collections : Moschino Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (« Vogue »’s Mark Holgate wrote that this collection looked like Charlotte Rampling’s Lucia Atherton from « The Night Porter » who had been playing in the S&M fancy-dress box again), Thakoon Spring/Summer 2009 (« British Vogue »’s Leisa Barnett wrote that this collection featured « The Night Porter »–esque leather bra tops).

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Cinema

 

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Bananarama

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The Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 Show referenced, among other ’80s icons or movies, Bananarama.

Some Bananarama-influenced items : Chloé Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (a red oversize bag echoed Bananarama’s style), Topshop Unique Spring/Summer 2009 (the bows in the hair were inspired by Bananarama).

Furthermore, Siobhan Fahey modeled the Jerome C Rousseau Spring/Summer 2012 Collection (Jerome C Rousseau told vogue.com that the ex-Bananarama’s member was his 1st crush).

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Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Music

 

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