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The Divine Comedy

Damien Hirst X Alexander McQueen 13

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Alexander McQueen’s « Skull » scarf, Alexander McQueen launches today the Damien Hirst X Alexander McQueen capsule collection, originally based upon Dante Alighieri’s « The Divine Comedy », which features 30 unique creations adapted from Damien Hirst’s « Entomology » series.

Other « The Divine Comedy »-inspired collections : Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 1996-1997 (this collection was titled « Dante »), Olympia Le-Tan (in January 2012, Olympia Le-Tan unveiled a collection influenced by Italian literary classics, which included a clutch with an embroidered motif of the cover of Dante Alighieri’s « The Divine Comedy » book, as part of a project as guest designer of Florence’s Pitti W trade fair), Rachel Frank (the collection that Rachel Frank presented, in May 2008, when she was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, was a tribute to Dante Alighieri’s « The Divine Comedy »).

To read about Damien Hirst-inspired collections or collaborations, and about collections with skulls, search for the « Damien Hirst » and « Skulls » posts that I have respectively published on April 14, 2012 and on October 31, 2012.




Posted by on November 15, 2013 in Uncategorized


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William Shakespeare

JCDC AW67 Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was one of the British icons that Jean-Charles de Castelbajac celebrated in his Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Show.

Other William Shakespeare-inspired collections or items : Juliette Has a Gun (the heroine of this French perfume brand, founded by Romano Ricci, is a revisited version of William Shakespeare’s Juliet), Romeo Gigli (the bottle of the perfume that Romeo Gigli launched in America, in 2003, was engraved with an extract from William Shakespeare’s « Romeo and Juliet »), Strange Invisible Perfumes (this perfume brand, created by Alexandra Balahoutis, was named after a line in William Shakespeare’s « Antony and Cleopatra »), Temperley Spring/Summer 2006 (the makeup of this show, by Charlotte Tilbury, was inspired by « Hamlet »’s Ophelia), Vivienne Westwood (Vivienne Westwood designed a T-shirt with a « William Shakespeare with a red nose » print, exclusive to T.k.maxx, to celebrate Red Nose Day 2011, with a percentage of profits going to Comic Relief, that helps to change lives in the UK and across Africa), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Autumn/Winter 1980-1981 (this collection was an homage to William Shakespeare’s work), Zadig & Voltaire Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (« William Shakespeare » slogan on a sweater).

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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Uncategorized


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