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Edie Sedgwick

Marc Jacobs SS13 Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick influenced the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 Show.

Other Edie Sedgwick-inspired collections : Andy Warhol Collection by Pepe Jeans® Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this collection, in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, featured the « Factory » and « Pop » lines, which partly took inspiration from Edie Sedgwick), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2007 (slightly), Dior by John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (the black and white-striped minidresses were based on Edie Sedgwick), Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2005 (the theme of this collection was « Edie Sedgwick meets the Empress Josephine »), Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2007 (Edie Sedgwick’s style influenced this collection), NARS Andy Warhol Collection (this makeup collection, launched on October 1, 2012, features one « Edie Sedgwick » set which includes an image of Edie Sedgwick’s original screen tests), Rupert Sanderson Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (to describe some of the ’70s-inspired shoes he designed, Rupert Sanderson told « British Vogue » that Edie Sedgwick could have worn them to « storm out on Andy Warhol »).

Furthermore, Edie Sedgwick was Betsey Johnson’s muse.

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Posted by on January 21, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Victor Vasarely

Marc Jacobs SS13 VasarelyThe checkerboards in the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 Show echoed Victor Vasarely’s motifs.

Other Victor Vasarely-influenced collections : Ichiro Suzuki (the menswear collection that Ichiro Suzuki presented in July 2012, as part of the 2012 International Talent Support competition, was inspired in part by Victor Vasarely’s optical paintings), Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland Couture Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (Victor Vasarely-inspired woven motifs), Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear (Victor Vasarely-influenced pieces), Marie José Morato (in 2010, she developed a hologram jewelry line as an homage to Victor Vasarely), Orla Kiely Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (a printed top echoed Victor Vasarely’s paintings), Pedro Lourenço Spring/Summer 2011 (as a starting point of this collection, Pedro Lourenço stuck photocopies of Victor Vasarely’s paintings on his mood board), Pierre Hardy Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Victor Vasarely-inspired optical print on leather hi-top sneakers), Pino Lancetti 1968 (Victor Vasarely-inspired collection), Ports 1961 Pre-Fall 2012 (Victor Vasarely-style prints).

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Posted by on January 11, 2013 in Art


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American Psycho

Louis Vuitton SS4 MenswearChristian Bale’s impeccable style in Mary Harron’s « American Psycho » influenced the Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2004 Menswear Show.

Other « American Psycho »-inspired collections : Cushnie et Ochs Spring/Summer 2009 (the body-hugging pieces evoked a perverse sexuality like the one which was highlighted in « American Psycho »), Umit Benan Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Menswear (Patrick Bateman, the character portrayed by Christian Bale, was the starting point of this collection).

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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Cinema


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Richard Prince

Louis Vuitton SS8Richard Prince’s « Nurse » paintings (« Dude Ranch Nurse » and « Man-Crazy Nurse ») inspired the nurses of the Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2008 Show, a collection Richard Prince collaborated on (especially for the « Monogram Jokes » bags, inspired by his « Jokes » paintings, the « Cartoon Firebird » bags, and the invitation cards ; furthermore, the « SpongeBob » small case that Marc Jacobs was carrying for his salute was a reference to Richard Prince’s « SpongeBob » paintings, on the back of checks, and the vintage yellow Dodge car which appeared in that collection’s Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott-shot campaign, alongside Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Angela Lindvall, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour and Natalia Vodianova, referenced a Richard Prince’s installation).

Some Richard Prince’s collaborations : Comme des Garçons (in 2003, Comme des Garçons launched some T-shirts printed with pictures of Richard Prince’s works, in collaboration with the Sadie Coles HQ gallery, in London), Fendi (in 2008, Richard Prince customized a « Baguette » bag), Marni by Consuelo Castiglioni Spring/Summer 2007 (some prints were commissioned from Richard Prince).

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Posted by on November 30, 2012 in Art


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Stephen Sprouse

Stephen Sprouse’s artworks inspired the « Graffiti » motif that he revisited for the Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2001 Show (the Stephen Sprouse-designed « Rose » motif, which also appeared in this collection, on a silk skirt, was the 1st ever collaboration between Marc Jacobs and an artist, and was reinterpreted, in 2009, on Louis Vuitton’s « Monogram Rose » bags).

Other Stephen Sprouse-influenced collections and items or Stephen Sprouse’s collaborations : Diesel (in 2003, Stephen Sprouse redecorated Diesel’s store, on Union Square, for New York Fashion Week, and designed an exclusive range for Diesel, featuring hats, jeans and T-shirts), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (Marc Jacobs paid tribute to Stephen Sprouse with pieces that revisited the Stephen Sprouse-designed red and black leopard print), Louis Vuitton X Stephen Sprouse (this line, launched on January 9, 2009, reinterpreted the « Graffiti » motif that Stephen Sprouse had revisited for Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2001 collection, and featured, among other items, graffiti-tagged bags, Bikinis, and jeans with DayGlo details ; for its launch, Louis Vuitton made a donation to the National Academy of Design-Stephen Sprouse Scholarship Fund, and, on December 15, 2008, unveiled the WeLoveSprouse site, dedicated to the artist / designer), Louis Vuitton by Julie de Libran Resort 2010 (this collection featured a scarf, made with different Louis Vuitton’s prints, including a Stephen Sprouse-designed pattern), Miss Sixty Spring/Summer 2008 (Stephen Sprouse-like prints on leggings), Wink Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (this collection was an homage to Stephen Sprouse).

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Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Art


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Downton Abbey

« Downton Abbey » influenced the post-Edwardian silhouettes of the Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Show.

Other « Downton Abbey »-influenced collections : Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (some pieces are reminiscent of « Downton Abbey »’s post-Edwardian elegance), Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Menswear (named « The Gentleman », this collection evoked the style of the « Downton Abbey »’s drivers), L’Wren Scott Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this « Tea Time » collection evoked England, « Downton Abbey » era, but, backstage, L’Wren Scott confessed that she hadn’t seen « Downton Abbey » yet), Ralph Lauren Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (the « Downton Abbey » theme music was the soundtrack of this show), Vivienne Westwood Red Label Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (« British Vogue » wrote that this show was « Mary Poppins meets Downton Abbey meets Helena Bonham Carter »), Zac Posen Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (« Downton Abbey »-style evening coats).

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Posted by on October 16, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Daniel Buren

Daniel Buren’s « Les Deux Plateaux » work, in the Palais Royal’s Cour d’Honneur, in Paris, was the starting point of the Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 Show (Daniel Buren collaborated on the set, which featured 4 escalators and a huge white and yellow check runway).

Other Daniel Buren-inspired collections or Daniel Buren’s collaborations : Chanel (in 2008, Daniel Buren was one of the artists who created an artwork inspired by Chanel’s « 2.55 » bag, for an exhibition in the Zaha Hadid-designed « Chanel Mobile Art », inaugurated in Hong Kong), Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2009 (presented at the Palais Royal, this show featured some Daniel Buren-style stripes which echoed the Daniel Buren’s in situ « Les Deux Plateaux » work, in the Palais Royal’s Cour d’Honneur), Hermès (in 2000, Daniel Buren inaugurated Hermès’ Verrière Gallery, in Brussels, with an installation on its walls ; in November 2006, a Maison Hermès was inaugurated in Seoul, with another Daniel Buren’s installation ; in 2010, Daniel Buren collaborated on the « Photos-souvenirs au carré » line of 365 silk scarves, which reproduced 22 of Daniel Buren’s photographs ; these scarves were presented during the « Photos-souvenirs au carré Daniel Buren » exhibition, at the Monnaie de Paris, from October 20 to November, 7, 2010, to coincide with the 37th Paris International Contemporary Art Fair), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 2012 (Daniel Buren-style stripes), Jonathan Saunders Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (the horizontal lines which highlighted the waist were inspired in part by Daniel Buren’s stripes), Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2011 (some pieces evoked Daniel Buren’s works, especially « Cabane Eclatée V2-21 By 1 »), Nina Ricci (in 1992, Daniel Buren decorated the windows of the Nina Ricci store).

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Posted by on October 5, 2012 in Art


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Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami’s kawaii works inspired his reinvention of the « Monogram » for the Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2003 Show (which unveiled the « Eye Love Monogram », « Cherry Blossom » and « Monogram Multicolore » lines of bags ; moreover, Takashi Murakami directed the animated manga « Girl meets Monogram », about the Panda, Flower Hat Man and Onion Head characters he created for this show ; these characters were spotlighted in the « Superflat Monogram » exhibition at the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery, in Paris, during Spring 2003).

Some Takashi Murakami’s collaborations : Issey Miyake (in 2000, Takashi Murakami collaborated on the « Kaikai Kiki » collection, designed by Naoki Takizawa for Issey Miyake), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2005 (cherry-printed line of bags, in collaboration with Takashi Murakami), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs 2007 (Takashi Murakami designed exclusive pieces, named « Art Products », for the Louis Vuitton pop-up shop at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, to accompany the «©MURAKAMI » exhibition, presenting his collaborations with Louis Vuitton), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs 2008 (« Monogramouflage » line of bags and scarves, in collaboration with Takashi Murakami, launched on July 1, 2008 ; moreover, for Christmas 2008, Takashi Murakami decorated the building of the New York Louis Vuitton flagship store, on 5th Avenue), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs 2009 (« Insolite Monogram » line of wallets, in collaboration with Takashi Murakami, launched in April 2009, and echoing Takashi Murakami’s digital work, « Superflat 2 » ; moreover, in 2009, Takashi Murakami designed the cover of the deluxe edition of the « Louis Vuitton : Art, Fashion and Architecture » book, published by Rizzoli, and directed the animated feature film « Superflat First Love », for Louis Vuitton), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2010 (« Cosmic Blossom » line, in collaboration with Takashi Murakami, featuring accessories and clothes), Lucien Pellat-Finet 2002 (Takashi Murakami designed motifs for sweaters).

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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Art


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