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Marge Simpson

AleXsandro Palombo X Marge Simpson

Artist and designer AleXsandro Palombo pays tribute to Marge Simpson in a series of illustrations which showcase the most iconic dresses of the last 100 years, such as the « Union Jack » mini-dress that Spice Girls’ Geri Halliwell wore at the 1997 BRIT Awards.

In January 2012, AleXsandro Palombo had reimagined as Marge Simpson fashion icons, including Coco Chanel and Donatella Versace, in a series of fashion cartoons.

To read about collections with the Union Jack, search for the « Union Jack » post that I have published on March 18, 2013.

To read about Spice Girls-inspired collections, search for the « Spice Girls » post that I have published on June 24, 2013.

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Posted by on November 21, 2013 in Comics


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Diana, Princess of Wales

JCDC AW67 Lady Diana

Diana, Princess of Wales was one of the British icons who were celebrated in the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Show.

Other Diana, Princess of Wales-inspired items : Dior (in 1995, Lady Diana fell in love with a bag that Gianfranco Ferré had designed for Dior, which was later renamed « Lady Dior », in her honor), Tod’s (in March 2013, Tod’s released the « Timeless Icon » book, to pay homage to Diana, Princess of Wales, which highlighted pictures of Diana with her beloved Tod’s tote).

To read about Union Jack-inspired collections, search for the « Union Jack » post that I published on March 18, 2013.

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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Union Jack

Alexander McQueen AW89The Union Jack was referenced, with portraits of Elizabeth II, in the Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Show.

Other collections with the Union Jack : Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2009 (leather « Britannia » clutch, with an « Union Jack » motif, reiterated in the following seasons ; moreover, Alexander McQueen codesigned an « Union Jack » coat with David Bowie, for the singer’s 1997 « Earthling » album sleeve, and the Chivas Regal bottle that Alexander McQueen customized in 2009 had a Union Jack-cap), Alice Temperley Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (the Union Jack was revisited on knitted dresses), Burberry by Christopher Bailey (« Union Jack » motif on a T-shirt, designed for Naomi Campbell’s « Fashion for Relief », to help the victims of the 2007 British floods), Chanel Beauty (« Pearly Banner » palette, with an « Union Jack » motif, in the « London Madness » makeup line created by Peter Philips, in May 2009), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (leather « Classique » bag, with an « Union Jack » motif, reiterated the following seasons), Clements Ribeiro 1997 (Union Jack-sweater, in this « Punk Trousseau » collection), Comme des Garçons Spring/Summer 2006 (the Union Jack influenced several pieces in this collection, dubbed « Lost Empire »), Converse Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (« All*Star » sneakers, dedicated to The Who, with an « Union Jack » print), Di Mauro 1944 (« The Big 4 / Les Quatre Grands » shoes, with an « Union Jack » motif, among other flags), Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane Spring/Summer 2006 (« Union Jack » necklace), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (« Union Jack » motifs on several pieces ; the « Union Jack » motif is recurrent in the collections of the designer who used to collect old flags), Jimmy Choo (the Union Jack featured, among other prints, in the Project PEP line, launched for Autumn/Winter 2009-2010), John Galliano Spring/Summer 1993 (« Union Jack » pattern on a jacket), John Galliano Autumn/Winter 1997-1998 (« Union Jack » motifs on a dress and on a black mesh top), Paul Smith for Triumph Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (vintage Union Jack-printed boots ; the « Union Jack » motif is recurrent in Paul Smith’s collections), Vivienne Westwood Swimwear Spring/Summer 2007 (Union Jack-printed men’s swimsuits ; Vivienne Westwood also used the « Union Jack » motif to decorate the Chivas Regal whiskey bottle for Christmas 2010), Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Union Jack-printed tights).

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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


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