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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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Jean Cocteau

JPG Couture AW34The « Homage to Cocteau / Hommage à Cocteau » look of the surrealism-themed Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 Show, titled « Morphing », paid tribute to Jean Cocteau.

Other collections inspired by Jean Cocteau’s art : Bruno Pieters Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (this collection was influenced by Jean Cocteau and Art Deco), Catherine Malandrino Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (this show featured a pattern, showcasing 2 profiles, turning into a vase, originally designed by Jean Cocteau for Schiaparelli), Franck Sorbier Couture Spring/Summer 2007 (the « eye » strapless dress was based on Jean Cocteau), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Pre-Fall 2014 (the starting point of this collection was a lithograph by Jean Cocteau, titled « Je me souviens de l’avenir / I remember the future »), John Galliano Spring/Summer 2011 (one outfit of this Maria Lani-inspired show evoked the portrait of Maria Lani that Jean Cocteau painted).

Photo : Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Art

 

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Erwin Blumenfeld

Carven AW1415 Erwin Blumenfeld

The « Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) : Photographs, drawings and photomontages » exhibition at Paris’ Jeu de Paume, from October 15, 2013 until January 26, 2014, has influenced the collagelike patterns of the Carven by Guillaume Henry Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Other Erwin Blumenfeld-inspired collections : Amanda Wakeley Spring/Summer 2009 (this collection was based on the photographs of Erwin Blumenfeld and Nobuyoshi Araki), Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2011 (this show paid tribute to the « gorgeous picture-postcard beauty » of the women in Erwin Blumenfeld’s ’40s and ’50s fashion photography).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2014 in Art

 

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Francis Picabia

Carven AW1415

Francis Picabia was one of the Dadaists who were referenced in the motifs of the Carven by Guillaume Henry Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2014 in Art

 

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Meret Oppenheim

JCDC AW1415The strong use of femininity in Meret Oppenheim’s surrealist art has influenced the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, titled « Sportsoir ».

Another Meret Oppenheim-inspired collection : Giambattista Valli Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Meret Oppenheim was referenced in this show).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2014 in Art

 

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Paul Klee

Novis AW1415Paul Klee’s abstract paintings have inspired the watercolor patterns of the Novis Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection.

Other Paul Klee-influenced collections : Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2006 (some abstract motifs referenced Paul Klee), Loden Dager Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear.

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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Art

 

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Remedios Varo

Iris van Herpen SS14

 

Remedios Varo’s surrealist paintings have inspired the Iris van Herpen Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Art

 

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Christian Bérard

Schiaparelli Couture SS14

The bicornes that Stephen Jones has created for the Schiaparelli by Marco Zanini Couture Spring/Summer 2014 Show reference Christian Bérard’s brushstrokes.

Other Christian Bérard-inspired collections : Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (this show was partly influenced by how Dior’s designs were reflected in the work of Christian Bérard), Moschino Spring/Summer 2004 (the pink georgette scarf-printed dresses were based on Christian Bérard’s surrealistic work), Nina Ricci by Peter Copping Spring/Summer 2011 (some sketches that Christian Bérard made for Nina Ricci inspired this collection).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Art

 

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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

JCDC AW1112 Ingres

Man Ray’s photographic tribute to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, « Ingres’s Violin / Le Violon d’Ingres », was referenced in the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show, titled « Woman / Ray ».

Some Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres-inspired collections : BodyAmr Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this collection paid homage to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s « The Big Odalisque / La Grande Odalisque » painting), Elisabeth de Senneville Spring/Summer 1989 (this collection featured printed images which reproduced Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s « The Turkish Bath / Le Bain turc » work), Maryam Keyhani Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (for this collection, which honored Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s color palette, Maryam Keyhani started sketching on top of the neoclassical painter’s portraits), Pleats Please by Issey Miyake Autumn/Winter 1996-1997 (the N° 1 « Guest Artist Series », in collaboration with Yasumasa Morimura, featured prints that were based on Yasumasa Morimura’s photographs, which were originally influenced by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s  « Odalisque » artwork).

To read about other Man Ray-inspired collections, search for the « Man Ray » post that I have published on July 6, 2012.

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2013 in Art

 

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Beauty and the Beast

JPG Couture AW67

The surrealism-inspired Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Show (whose 32nd look, « Médée », reinterpreted the « Skeleton Dress » that Elsa Schiaparelli made in collaboration with Salvador Dalí) paid homage to Jean Cocteau’s « Beauty and the Beast / La Belle et la Bête ».

Other « Beauty and the Beast »-influenced campaigns, collection, items or windows : Custo Barcelona Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (this show, titled « Beauty and the Best », drew inspiration from « Beauty and the Beast »), Dior (the TV ad for the « Poison » fragrance, directed in 1985 by Claude Chabrol and Tyen, reimagined « Beauty and the Beast » ; the TV campaign for the « Pure Poison » perfume, directed in 2004 by Jean-Baptiste Mondino and John Galliano, also took inspiration from Jean Cocteau’s romantic fantasy film), Diptyque (in September 2009, Diptyque launched 2 candles, illustrated by Kuntzel + Deygas, which paid tribute to « Beauty and the Beast »), Galeries Lafayette (to celebrate the 2014 release of Christophe Gans’ « Beauty and the Beast » remake, the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, in Paris, displayed several « Beauty and the Beast »-themed Christmas windows, which were unveiled in November 2013).

Photo : ELLE.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in Cinema

 

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