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Grand Tour

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The Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Spring/Summer 2015 Show paid tribute to the Grand Tour, a traditional tour of Europe, which was undertaken by wealthy Europeans.

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Posted by on October 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Cinderella

Red Valentino SS15

The starting point of the Red Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Spring/Summer 2015 Collection was « Cinderella hitting Las Vegas after a love affair with a sailor ».

Moreover, when he was 3, Alexander McQueen drew his 1st dress after watching Walt Disney’s « Cinderella ».

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Posted by on September 5, 2014 in Comics

 

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Ancient Rome

Valentino Couture AW1415

The Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show was a tribute to Ancient Rome and to painters such as Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

Other Ancient Rome-inspired collections : Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2003 (the eclectic references of this show included Ancient Rome), Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014 (the Guido Palau-styled braided chignons of this show were influenced by Ancient Rome).

To read about other Ancient Rome-inspired collections or Lawrence Alma-Tadema-influenced collections, search for the « Rome » and « Lawrence Alma-Tadema » posts that I have respectively published on July 8, 2013 and on January 26, 2014.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Places

 

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Giosetta Fioroni

Valentino AW1415

Female Roman artists such as Giosetta Fioroni have influenced the Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

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Posted by on March 5, 2014 in Art

 

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Snow White

Red Valentino AW1415The Red Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection pays homage to Snow White.

Other collections with Snow White : D&G by Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 (« Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs » pattern on T-shirts), Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2010 (the invitation of this show, titled « The Loss of Innocence », featured a battered Snow White figurine), Generra Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (a blurred motif was based on the happy colors of Walt Disney’s « Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs »), M.A.C (the « Venomous Villains » makeup collection, launched in the Autumn of 2010, in collaboration with Disney, featured items which were inspired by iconic villains, such as Snow White’s stepmother), Mulberry by Emma Hill Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Snow White-themed presentation), Pierrot Autumn/Winter 2002-2003 (this collection paid homage to characters from the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales, such as Snow White), Pinko Spring/Summer 2009 (« Witch of Snow White » print on a T-shirt).

Furthermore, 7 designers, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood, created costumes for the « Snow White and the Seven Designers » pantomime, presented at London’s Garrick Theatre, from October 12 until October 16, 2010, to benefit Dementia UK ; Nina Ricci dressed Snow White as part of Barneys New York’s 2012 Christmas « Electric Holiday » campaign, and Oscar de la Renta designed a dress for Snow White as part of Harrods’ 2012 Christmas windows, dedicated to Disney princesses.

Moreover, Olivier Theyskens said in Paris Première’s « La Mode, la Mode, la Mode » TV show, aired in January 2013, that he has always been fascinated by Snow White and her little birds.

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Posted by on February 25, 2014 in Comics

 

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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

 

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2014 in Music

 

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Ibiza

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Ibiza’s bohemian past has influenced the floral embroideries of the Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Ibiza-inspired collections : D&G by Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2006 Menswear (the theme of this collection was « a pizza party in Ibiza »), Missoni Spring/Summer 2010 (the looks of this show were based on Ibiza raves).

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Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Places

 

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Medea

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

 

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2013 in Cinema

 

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Leonardo da Vinci

Valentino Couture AW1314

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonardo da Vinci’s quote, « Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication », was pinned on the moodboard of the Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Couture Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Some Leonardo da Vinci-inspired collections and campaign : Chantelle (the « Sexy Shaping » lingerie range, launched in September 2011, was partly based on the perfect proportions in Leonardo da Vinci’s « Vitruvian Man » drawing), Delfina Delettrez (for her jewelry line, Delfina Delettrez sometimes draws inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of the human body), Marithé + François Girbaud Spring/Summer 2005 (the campaign for this collection, produced by the Air Agency, reproduced Leonardo da Vinci’s « Last Supper » campaign), Paco Rabanne (the Paco Lab capsule jewelry collection, designed in collaboration with Amelie Riech, and launched in September 2012, was influenced by Leonardo da Vinci’s quote, « Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication »).

Moreover, Salvatore Ferragamo unveiled the Salvatore Ferragamo by Massimiliano Giornetti Resort 2012 Collection at the Paris’ Louvre, on June 12, 2012, because the brand sponsored the « Saint Anne : Leonardo da Vinci’s Ultimate Masterpiece » exhibition, presented from March 29 until June 25, 2012, which highlighted Leonardo da Vinci’s « Virgin and Child with Saint Anne » painting.

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Posted by on July 4, 2013 in Art

 

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Hansel and Gretel

Red Valentino AW1314Hansel and Gretel inspired the Red Valentino by Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Collection.

Other Hansel and Gretel-influenced collections : Miu Miu Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 («British Vogue»’s Jessica Bumpus wrote that this collection went « one part Hansel and Gretel to one part performancewear … »), Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2013 («British Vogue»’s Jessica Bumpus thought that for this collection « It was like Westwood had cast her own set of characters from Grimms’ fairy tales … Hansel and Gretel …»).

Moreover, in 1997, when she was 10, Gemma Ward played the witch in her school’s production of « Hansel and Gretel », and the December 2009 issue of « Vogue » featured a fashion fantasy, starring Lily Cole, which was based on the Metropolitan Opera’s production of « Hansel and Gretel ».

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Posted by on April 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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