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Irving Penn

Georges Chakra Couture AW1415

The Georges Chakra Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show paid homage to Irving Penn and Richard Avedon’s ’50s photographs.

Other Irving Penn-inspired collections : Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Spring/Summer 2012 (the visors were based on an Irving Penn’s picture), Bottega Veneta by Tomas Maier Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Menswear (the elegance in Irving Penn’s images of London tradesmen, in the late ’40s, influenced this show), Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa Resort 2014 (Irving Penn’s 2009 « Small Trades » book was one of the references of this show), Christian Siriano Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (images of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, shot by her 2 husbands, Irving Penn and Fernand Fonssagrives, inspired this collection), Costello Tagliapietra Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (in this show, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra channeled an « all-out Irving Penn » glamour), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (this collection was partly based on how Dior’s designs had been immortalized by Irving Penn), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this collection was based on Irving Penn’s shots of Lisa Fonssagrives), Jason Wu Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Irving Penn’s personal style influenced this show), John Bartlett Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 Menswear (this presentation was dedicated to Irving Penn’s « corner » portraits), John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 Menswear (this show was based on a cache of Irving Penn’s images of Peruvian tribespeople that John Galliano discovered in Buenos Aires), Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2006 (the program notes paid tribute to Irving Penn), Jonathan Saunders Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Irving Penn’s sand collages influenced this collection), Maurizio Pecoraro Spring/Summer 2013 (the American photographer was one of the references of this show).

To read about other Richard Avedon-influenced collections, search for the « Richard Avedon » post that I have published on March 26, 2013.

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Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Richard Avedon

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Richard Avedon’s work inspired the Gucci by Frida Giannini Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.

A few other Richard Avedon-influenced collections : Alberto Marani (Richard Avedon’s photographs were among the images that featured in Alberto Marani’s moodboard, which was published on the « Vogue Paris » site, in March 2011), Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2005 (this collection was partly influenced by the beauty in Richard Avedon’s images), Jason Wu (Jason Wu has been inspired by Richard Avedon’s work), Louise Goldin Spring/Summer 2010 (the starting point of this collection was Richard Avedon’s collaboration for the ’90s Versace’s campaigns), Novis Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (this collection was based on the photographs that Richard Avedon took in Paris, in the ’50s and the ’60s), Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2011 (this collection partly referenced the Richard Avedon-shot portraits of Penelope Tree), Preen Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (this collection was inspired by Richard Avedon’s portraits of Dorian Leigh), Proenza Schouler (Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough sometimes drew inspiration from Richard Avedon’s images), SportMax Pre-Fall 2011 (this collection evoked the glamorous women that have been photographed by Richard Avedon), St. John Resort 2013 (one long black dress, designed by George Sharp, echoed Richard Avedon’s famous photograph of Dovima).

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Posted by on March 26, 2013 in Uncategorized


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