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Aelita : Queen of Mars

Givenchy Couture SS12 Aelita

The Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Spring/Summer 2012 Collection was inspired by Yakov Protazanov’s « Aelita : Queen of Mars » and by Fritz Lang’s « Metropolis ».

To read about other « Metropolis »-influenced collections, search for the « Metropolis » post that I have published on May 31, 2012.

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Posted by on August 23, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Nosferatu

Maxime Simoëns Couture AW1112

The Maxime Simoëns Couture Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show, titled « Nosferatu », was inspired by F. W. Murnau’s eponymous German Expressionist vampire horror film.

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Posted by on August 22, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Twin Peaks

Julien Fournié Couture AW1415 Twin Peaks

The enchanting women of « Twin Peaks » partly influenced the Julien Fournié Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, titled « First Impulse / Première Pulsion ».

Another « Twin Peaks »-inspired collection : Kenzo by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (this collection paid homage to David Lynch’s œuvre, including « Twin Peaks »).

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Fantasia 2000

Giles Resort 15 Fantasia 2000

The Giles Resort 2015 Collection, which features flamingo illustrations by Donald « Drawbertson » Robertson, was in part influenced by Walt Disney Pictures’ « Fantasia 2000 ».

Photo : Courtesy of Giles

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Fantasia

Mary Katrantzou Resort 15 Fantasia

The palette of the Mary Katrantzou Resort 2015 Collection is partly based on Walt Disney’s « Fantasia ».

Photo : Courtesy of Mary Katrantzou

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Julien Fournié Couture AW1415 Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Maria Casarès’s sharply graceful style in Robert Bresson’s « Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne / The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne » has influenced the Julien Fournié Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection, titled « First Impulse / Première Pulsion ».

Furthermore, the legend of the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2006 ad campaign was « Jean Paul Gaultier et ses Dames du Bois de Boulogne / Jean Paul Gaultier and his Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne ».

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Zizi Jeanmaire

JPG Couture AW1112 Mylène Farmer

Zizi Jeanmaire’s « Mon truc en plumes » (« My feather thing ») was one of the references of Jean Paul Gaultier’s « Black Swan »-themed Couture Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 show, which highlighted, for the finale, the « Libertine Swan » ostrich feather wedding gown, worn by Mylène Farmer.

Other Zizi Jeanmaire-inspired collections : Catherine Malandrino Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (the short black side-parted hairstyle of this show was an homage to Zizi Jeanmaire), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (the French ballet dancer / singer was one of the influences of this collection).

To read about Mylène Farmer-inspired collections or Mylène Farmer’s collaborations, search for the « Mylène Farmer » post that I have published on October 2, 2012.

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Dance

 

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula

JPG Couture AW1415Francis Ford Coppola’s « Bram Stoker’s Dracula » was one of the references of the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Other « Bram Stoker’s Dracula »-influenced collections : Felder Felder Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (the gothic makeup of this « Dracula »-themed show, by Georgina Graham for M.A.C, referenced Winona Ryder in « Bram Stoker’s Dracula »), Prada Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Menswear (Gary Oldman, who took to the catwalk, had, in his breast pocket, sunglasses with red lenses, like the ones he was wearing in « Bram Stoker’s Dracula »).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2014 in Cinema

 

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The Masque of the Red Death

Giles AW89

Roger Corman’s « The Masque of the Red Death », which adapted Edgar Allan Poe’s eponymous short story, has influenced the Giles Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Show.

Photo : VOGUE.co.uk

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg X Current Elliott AW1415

The Charlotte Gainsbourg X Current / Elliott capsule collection, that the Anglo-French singer / actress has created for the denim brand, is based on her personal style (this collaboration runs for 4 seasons, starting with Autumn/Winter 2014-2015).

Other Charlotte Gainsbourg-inspired collections and Charlotte Gainsbourg’s collaborations : Adam Lippes Spring/Summer 2011 (this show was influenced by Charlotte Gainsbourg in James Ivory’s « The City of Your Final Destination »), Alice Roi Spring/Summer 2007 (Charlotte Gainsbourg, in Claude Miller’s « The Little Thief / La Petite Voleuse », was the starting point of this collection), Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Charlotte Gainsbourg, who is Nicolas Ghesquière’s longtime muse, was the face of the ad for this collection, shot by David Sims, and fronted the « Balenciaga Paris » and « Balenciaga Paris – L’Essence » fragrances, respectively launched in 2010 and 2011), Carven by Guillaume Henry Spring/Summer 2010 (this show evoked borderline adolescent heroines, such as Charlotte Gainsbourg in Claude Miller’s « An Impudent Girl / L’Effrontée »), Gérard Darel (from 2003 to 2008, Charlotte Gainsbourg has been the face of Gérard Darel), Heimstone (in 2007, Charlotte Gainsbourg starred in a short film to launch Heimstone’s debut collection), Jill Stuart Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (for this show, Jill Stuart thought about women like Charlotte Gainsbourg who aren’t afraid of mixing prints, silhouettes and textures), Jill Stuart Resort 2011 (Charlotte Gainsbourg was one of the 3 muses of this collection, which featured one mixed-floral pattern named after her), Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (Charlotte Gainsbourg, shot by Annie Leibovitz, is one of the faces of the « SERIES 1 » fashion campaign of this collection), Purple Park Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Charlotte Gainsbourg was one of the muses of this cashmere line), Tommy Hilfiger (Charlotte Gainsbourg, photographed by Drew Barrymore, promoted a limited-edition handbag, launched in September 2012, to raise money for charity Breast Health International).

Photo : Courtesy of Current / Elliott

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2014 in Music

 

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