Saturday, February 26, 2011


Helmut Newton's iconic picture of Yves Saint Laurent's "Le Smoking", shot in 1975 and featuring the top model Vibeke Knudsen [left] is a fashion's classic and has inspired other designers in many ways, as we can notice here in DSquared's SS//2011 AD photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott  [right].

Created in 1966, the Le Smoking tuxedo suit for women was the first of its kind to earn attention in the fashion world and in popular culture. It pioneered long, minimalist, androgynous styles for women, as well as the use of power suits and the pantsuit in modern-day society.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

INSPIRATION "STOLEN KISSES" 1968... Comme Des Garçons FW 2009//10

The spanish poster for François Truffaut's romantic comedy "Stolen Kisses" from 1968 [left] and the styling  of the FW 2009//10 collection of Comme Des Garçons [right].

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

INSPIRATION "L'origine du monde" 1866 ... TOM FORD PERFUME AD

"The origin of the world", painted in 1866 by Gustave Courbet and exhibited in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris [above], might have inspired Terry Richardson for the Tom Ford for men perfume AD campaign [below].

Saturday, February 5, 2011

INSPIRATION F.C. Gundlach 1966... ZARA AD SS//2011

Ann Zoreff, actress and model, photographed in Kenya by F.C. Gundlach in 1966 [left], and the new Zara AD by David Sims featuring Stella Tennant [right].

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

INTO THE SAME IDEA... Balmain and Isabel Marant SS//2011

These two collections seam to be very similar, Balmain SS//2011 [all lefts] and Isabel Marant SS//2011 [all rights]. It becomes even more clear when seen on the same models: Sasha Pivovarova [all aboves] and Anabela Belikova [all belows]. 
The reason that the collections appear similar can be found in the collaboration of both fashion houses with the same stylist: Emmanuelle Alt. 
Some rumors are saying that from next season on she will no longer work as a styling consultant for both brands, due to her new position as editor in chief at Vogue France... This could be a great opportunity for Balmain and Isabel Marant to get straight their identity