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Zac Posen Pre-Fall 13The Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2013 Collection channeled « Maria Callas going to Argentina ».

Other Argentina-inspired collections : Hermès by Christophe Lemaire Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (the Argentinian gauchos influenced several looks of this show), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1998 (this « Homage to Frida Kahlo »-themed collection paid tribute to the Mexican painter and the South American elegance, from Cuba to Argentina), Kenzo by Antonio Marras Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (the red and black palette of this show paid homage to Argentina’s traditional tango), Loquita by Sara Rotman Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (this line of scarves was based on the Argentinian gauchos’ ponchos), Opening Ceremony by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Spring/Summer 2012 (in part), Opening Ceremony by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (partly, especially via gaucho pants), Requiem Spring/Summer 2010 (Raffaele Borriello drew inspiration from the elegance of the women he met at a party in Buenos Aires, Argentina).

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Posted by on August 26, 2014 in Places


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Madama Butterfly

Marchesa SS10The Marchesa Spring/Summer 2010 Show was a tribute to Giacomo Puccini’s « Madama Butterfly ».

Other « Madama Butterfly »-inspired collections : Andrew Gn Spring/Summer 2012 (the theme of this collection was : « What would happen if Madame de Pompadour met Madama Butterfly ? »), Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2007 (this show was influenced by « Madama Butterfly »’s Cio-Cio-San and her romance with Lieutenant Pinkerton), Dior by Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2013 (Malcolm McLaren’s « Madam Butterfly – Un Bel Di Vedremo » song has inspired the creative process of this collection).

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Posted by on July 3, 2014 in Music


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La traviata

Valentino Couture SS14

An extract from the score of Giuseppe Verdi’s « La traviata » is embroidered on the 1st look of the Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Couture Spring/Summer 2014 Show, which paid tribute to 55 different operas.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni



Posted by on January 24, 2014 in Music


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Valentino SS14

Maria Callas in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s « Medea » was one of the inspirations of the Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Spring/Summer 2014 Show, which paid homage to the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

Another « Medea »-inspired collection : Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (images of Maria Callas in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s « Medea » were pinned on the mood board of this collection).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni



Posted by on October 20, 2013 in Cinema


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Maria Callas

Zac Posen Pre-Fall 13« Maria Callas going to Argentina » is the theme of the Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2013 Collection.

Other Maria Callas-inspired collections : D&G by Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (photographs of Maria Callas were printed on T-shirts), Jayson Brunsdon Spring/Summer 2005  (this collection showcased a contemporary style that was mixed up with Maria Callas’ ancient Greek heritage), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2006 (« British Vogue » wrote that Maria Callas could have been the perfect muse of this collection, which paid tribute to Greece), Valentino Couture Spring/Summer 2005 (the final black lace and tulle dress, modeled by Naomi Campbell, was an homage to Maria Callas).

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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Music


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