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Hans Bellmer

Alexander McQueen Resort 11

The Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Resort 2011 Collection drew inspiration from Hans Bellmer’s sinister doll drawings.

Other Hans Bellmer-influenced collections : Acne Studios by Jonny Johansson Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this show was partly based on how artists such as Hans Bellmer looked at the body), Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 1997 (this show, titled « La Poupée / The Doll », as an homage to Hans Bellmer’s 1935-1936 eponymous work, was dedicated to the German-French surrealist artist), Warren Noronha Spring/Summer 2002 (this show was inspired by Hans Bellmer’s papier-mâché doll art).

Photo : Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

 

 

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Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Art

 

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Land of the Rising Sun

Alexander McQueen SS15

Sarah Burton’s personal collection of antique geisha kimonos from the Land of the Rising Sun inspired the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 Show.

To read about other Japan-influenced collections, search for the « Japan » post that I have published on September 25, 2012.

Photo : Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2014 in Places

 

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Bottled water

McQ Alexander McQueen Resort 15

The « Festival » print of the McQ Alexander McQueen Resort 2015 Collection features images of crushed water bottles.

Photo : Courtesy of McQ Alexander McQueen

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2014 in Food

 

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The Lord of the Rings

Alexander McQueen AW1415

The hair and the makeup of the Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, respectively conceived by Guido Palau and Pat McGrath, were partly influenced by J. R. R. Tolkien’s « The Lord of the Rings ».

Another « The Lord of the Rings »-inspired collection : Clements Ribeiro Autumn/Winter 2002-2003.

Furthermore, in December 2003, « British Vogue » wrote that Liv Tyler had been dressed by the late Alexander McQueen for 3 premieres of « The Lord of the Rings » film series.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Lee Miller

Alexander McQueen SS14

Lee Miller is one of the references of the Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Other Lee Miller-inspired collections : Bally by Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the coats were based on Lee Miller’s), Bibhu Mohapatra Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (Man Ray’s images of muses such as Lee Miller influenced this collection), Bruno Pieters Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (the ’20s-styled hair of this show was an homage to Lee Miller), Carven by Guillaume Henry Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Lee Miller was one of the muses of this collection), Gucci by Frida Giannini Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (the vintage-influenced pieces of this show took inspiration from a biography of Lee Miller), Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2012 (this surrealism-themed collection paid tribute, among other things, to Man Ray’s photograph of Lee Miller’s mouth in « Observatory Time – The Lovers »).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Corinne Day

Alexander McQueen Resort 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The carefree youth which was portrayed in Corinne Day’s photograph of a topless Kate Moss, in an American Indian headdress (for the July 1990 cover of « The Face »), was the starting point of the Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Corinne Day-inspired collections : Altuzarra Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this show paid homage to the ’90s grunge aesthetic immortalized by photographers such as Corinne Day), Diesel Black Gold by Sophia Kokosalaki Spring/Summer 2013 (this collection was partly influenced by the aesthetic of Corinne Day’s images for « The Face »), Gabrielle Greiss Spring/Summer 2012 (Corinne Day’s shots were among the references of this collection), Jill Stuart Resort 2013 (this collection was based on Corinne Day’s work for « The Face »), Meadham Kirchhoff Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Corinne Day’s ’90s work was one of the inspirations of this show), Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring/Summer 2010 (the program of this show mentioned Corinne Day’s early ’90s photographs).

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Steampunk

Alexander McQueen SS13 Steampunk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Victorian shapes of the Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Spring/Summer 2013 Show echo the steampunk aesthetic.

A few steampunk-influenced collections : Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2006-2007, Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2008-2009, Balmain by Oscar de la Renta Couture Autumn/Winter 2002-2003, Balmain by Christophe Decarnin Spring/Summer 2010, Dior by John Galliano Couture Spring/Summer 2009, Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2009-2010, Giles Autumn/Winter 2009-2010, Libertine Autumn/Winter 2004-2005, Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2008.

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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