For 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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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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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
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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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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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.