The « faces » motifs of the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 2014 Show, drawn by the designer, evoke Constantin Brancusi’s sculptures.
Other Constantin Brancusi-influenced collections or items : Antonio Berardi Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (the show notes mentioned Constantin Brancusi), Behnaz Sarafpour Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this collection referenced Constantin Brancusi’s sculptures), Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa Spring/Summer 2005 (the column dresses were based on Constantin Brancusi’s shapes), Casadei Spring/Summer 2009 (for this footwear line, Cesare Casadei took inspiration from Constantin Brancusi’s sculptures), Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2010 (Constantin Brancusi was one of the artists that Giambattista Valli mentioned backstage), Giorgio Armani (the bottles of the « Armani / Privé » fragrances, launched in December 2004, were based on Constantin Brancusi’s sculptures), Guerlain (the Lorenz Bäumer-designed « Rouge G » lipstick, released on April 1st, 2009, was partly inspired by Constantin Brancusi), Haider Ackermann Spring/Summer 2011 (the Eugene Souleiman-styled chignons of this show paid tribute to Constantin Brancusi), Jonathan Saunders Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Constantin Brancusi was the starting point of this show), Lady Gaga (the egg-shaped bottle of her perfume, « Fame », designed by Lady Gaga and Nick Knight, and launched on August 22, 2012, was influenced by Constantin Brancusi’s masterpieces), Maiyet Pre-Fall 2013 (the curves of Constantin Brancusi’s minimal sculptures influenced this collection), Peter Som Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (some fabric mixes were partly based on Constantin Brancusi’s works), Salvatore Ferragamo by Cristina Ortiz Spring/Summer 2010 (Constantin Brancusi’s busts were referenced in this Africa-themed show), Stéphane Rolland Couture Spring/Summer 2009 (partly), Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2011 (the column dresses of this show were inspired by Constantin Brancusi’s sculptures).
Furthermore, Constantin Brancusi’s art was highlighted in the February-March 1999 issue of Trussardi’s International Review of Art and Culture, « Cahiers d’Art / Collezione MODA/I », which juxtaposed Constantin Brancusi’s most famous sculptures, such as « The Endless Column », and Trussardi-designed pieces.
Moreover, Karl Lagerfeld once said : « facebook® is a flawless object ; for me it’s like a Brancusi ».
Photo : Giovanni Giannoni