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Bread

JPG Pain Couture 4For the exhibition « Pain Couture by Jean Paul Gaultier », presented at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, in Paris, from June 6 until October 10, 2004, the French couturier recreated his work in bread.

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Posted by on November 22, 2014 in Food

 

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Notre-Dame de Paris

Schiaparelli Couture AW1415 Notre-Dame

The motif « Les Pigeons de Notre-Dame / The Pigeons of Notre-Dame » of the final look of the Schiaparelli by Marco Zanini Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection references the gathering of pigeons in front of Paris’ Catholic cathedral, Notre-Dame de Paris.

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Posted by on November 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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City of Love

Andrés Sardá SS15

Paris, the City of Love, influenced the 19th look of the Andrés Sardá Spring/Summer 2015 Show, titled « First Class », which was inspired by an image of an airplane « taking off for beauty ».

To read about other Paris-influenced collections, search for the « Paris » and « Paname » posts that I have published on March 1, 2013, and on July 25, 2014, respectively.

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Posted by on October 16, 2014 in Places

 

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Paname

JPG Couture AW1011

This jet-embroidered silk velvet and satin « Less than Zero / Moins que zéro » skeleton corset, was worn by Dita Von Teese in the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Show, titled « The Parisians / Les Parisiennes », which was a tribute to Paname (Paris’ nickname).

Other Paname–inspired collections : Bally by Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz Spring/Summer 2011 (« The Parisian / La Parisienne » collection), Celine Spring/Summer 2003 (« Macadam » seasonal line), Celine Spring/Summer 2004 (« Macadam Sorbonne » seasonal line), Celine by Ivana Omazic Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this show was more specifically based on Françoise Sagan’s 1977 novel, « The Unmade Bed / Le Lit défait »), Devernois by Franck Sorbier Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this collection paid homage to Juliette Gréco’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés), Emanuel Ungaro by Giles Deacon Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the theme of this show was « Paris and its constant history of pleasure), Girls From Omsk Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1982-1983 (this show, titled « Paris Gaultier », was a tribute to existentialism in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, which referenced Juliette Gréco and Boris Vian), Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1984-1985 (« Barbès »), Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1998-1999 (dubbed « The Existentialists / Les Existentialistes », this collection honored the Saint-Germain-des-Prés muses, from Juliette Gréco to Annabel Buffet), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (titled « Paris and its muses / Paris et ses égéries », this show paid homage to iconic Parisians such as Arletty, Barbara, Juliette Gréco and Micheline Presle), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2002 (« The Parigote / La Parigote »), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2005 (« The Gypsy Parisians / Les Parisiennes gitanes »), Jean Paul Gaultier X Pataugas Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Paris was one of the themes of this capsule collection), John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this show was an homage to the ’20s Parisians), Kenzo by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Resort 2015 (this collection was about the 2 designers « embracing their outsider status in Paris »), Les Tentativas by Anthony Tentativa Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, Monica Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (several pieces featured tales which were influenced by Parisians from the ’40s).

To read about other Paris-influenced collections, search for the « Paris » post that I have published on March 1, 2013.

Photo : Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Places

 

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Eiffel Tower

Maison Anoufa Couture AW1415

One dress in the Maison Anoufa Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show paid homage to the Eiffel Tower.

Other Eiffel Tower-inspired items : Jean Paul Gaultier (the couturier has often paid tribute to the Eiffel Tower, especially in his Couture Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 Show, titled « Paris and its muses / Paris et ses égéries », and in the Jean Paul Gaultier X Pataugas Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 capsule collection), Kenzo by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Resort 2015 (« Eiffel Tower » motifs on the brass buttons of pea coats), Louis Vuitton by Julie de Libran Resort 2012 (« Eiffel Tower » pattern), Moschino Cheap and Chic Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (look 13 : « Eiffel Tower » print on a dress), Pierrot Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 (« Eiffel Tower » intarsias on sweaters).

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Posted by on July 20, 2014 in Architecture

 

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City of Light

Chantal Thomass X UNICEF 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dolls that designers (such as lingerie designer Chantal Thomass, whose « Eiffel Tower » doll is pictured above) and artists have created for the 11th edition of the UNICEF’s « Frimousses de Créateurs » project, titled « Le Pari(s) Merveilleux », pay homage to Paris, the City of Light (these dolls will be showcased at Paris’ Petit Palais, from November 26 until December 1, 2013, in a preview for a benefit auction, to be held on December 2, 2013, at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, to raise funds for vaccinating the children of Darfur).

Another City of Light-influenced collection : Hermès Spring/Summer 2006 (this collection, dubbed « L’Air de Paris », featured the « Structure » jewelry line, which was based on the Eiffel Tower’s construction).

To read about other City of Light-inspired collections, search for the « Paris » post that I have published on March 1, 2013.

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Posted by on November 13, 2013 in Places

 

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Miss Dior

Miss Dior exhibition 13

The Hervé Mikaeloff-curated « Miss Dior : Esprit Dior » exhibition, presented at Paris’ Grand Palais, from November 13 until November 25, 2013, showcases large-scale works, based upon the « Miss Dior » fragrance, that were created by 15 female contemporary artists, such as Karen Kilimnik whose « Sans titre (Folly for Dior) » installation is pictured above.

Photo : Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich.

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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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.

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Posted by on August 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Paris

Roland Mouret AW1314Paris and the ultimate Parisian, Catherine Deneuve in Tony Scott’s « The Hunger », are celebrated in the Roland Mouret Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Other Paris-inspired collections : Acne Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Menswear (influenced by the style of the Sorbonne University’s students), Catherine Malandrino Spring/Summer 2013 (this collection spotlights Paris’ magic for the woman who lives in speedy New York), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (« Paris sur scène » collection), Christian Lacroix Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (in this collection, the Gypsy woman turned into a Parisian), Dior by Yves Saint Laurent Couture Autumn/Winter 1960-1961 (inspired in part by Saint-Germain-des-Prés’ beatniks), Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2000 (influenced by the Parisian homeless people), Erotokritos Spring/Summer 2008 (based on the Paris shot by Jean-Luc Godard in his film, « Two Or Three Things I Know About Her »), Garance Doré for Kate Spade Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (mixing French and New York style, this line features Paris-influenced charm bracelets), Jean Paul Gaultier (the couturier has often paid tribute to Paris, especially in his Autumn/Winter 1982-1983 collection, « Paris Gaultier », in his Spring/Summer 1997 collection, « The Punk Parisian / La Parisienne punk », in his Couture Autumn/Winter 1998-1999 collection, « Parisian Elegance / Elégance parisienne », and in his Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 collection, « The Parisians / Les Parisiennes »), Lanvin Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 Menswear (based on ’60s Saint-Germain-des-Prés), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (this collection celebrated Parisian muses such as Victoire de Castellane, Loulou de la Falaise and Marie Seznec), Moschino Cheap and Chic Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Paris was one of the 4 fashion capitals that inspired this show), Paul Smith Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (inspired by Saint-Germain-des-Prés’ existentialists), Sarah Burton Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (the theme of this collection was « a summer in Paris »), Sonia Rykiel (the designer has always been inspired by Paris, especially by her beloved Saint-Germain-des-Prés), Thomas Crisp Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (based on the underground culture of the street gangs in Paris, in the 18th century), Twenty8Twelve Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (partly influenced by the Parisian beatniks), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Autumn/Winter 1983-1984 (« Paris » collection), Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 (this collection was about Paris and the embroideries), Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (that collection, from the Edition 24 line, celebrated both Paris and New York), Zandra Rhodes 1971 (« Paris, Frills and Button Flowers » collection).

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Posted by on March 1, 2013 in Places

 

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