February 18, 2014

Extra Extra

ET and Sebastian Faena

It would seem the cultural impact of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 film ET knows no bounds, apparent even in the realm of fashion. For the fourth issue of Carine Roitfeld’s fledgling magazine CR Fashion Book, the 80s flick directly inspired the editorial “E.T. A Tale of Friendship and Loss,” photographed ...

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October 28, 2013

North West

Alfred Hitchcock and Helmut Newton

It would seem that Alfred Hitchock’s cinematic oeuvre serves as an endless pool of inspiration for subsequent artists and creatives. Hitchcock’s 1959 film North by Northwest features a chase sequence in which an unsuspecting Grant is hunted down by a crop dusting plane like a bird hunts its prey. In 1967, ...

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October 3, 2013

Return to Tiffany’s

BAT and Kenneth Willardt

A film that ranks top tier in any fashion lover’s list of all-time favorite films, Breakfast at Tiffany’s has provided endless source of fashion inspiration to designers and photographers. To this day, the film holds clout amongst the sartorially-minded and maintains an enduring ability to generate ...

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August 20, 2013

Blown Away

Bert Stern and Michelangelo Antonioni

Vogue’s seminal image depicting photographer David Bailey flat on his back whilst photographing the leggy Veruschka may have very well served as inspiration to the cult 1966 film, Blow Up. Published in the March 1, 1965 issue of Vogue, the photograph bears an uncanny resemblance to a photo shoot scene in Blow ...

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August 6, 2013

Eye to Eye

Ailsa Garland and Pedro Almodóvar

Under the direction of Editor-in-chief Ailsa Garland, Vogue UK disseminated the aesthetic of the new century with a magazine that captured the landscape of Swinging London. The magazine’s September 1, 1961 issue pictured prominently made-up eyes, fresh colors and a youthful, mod sensibility. Years later, the ...

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April 22, 2013

Dial H for Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock and Norman Jean Roy

Adapted from a single-set play, Dial M for Murder was shot almost exclusively in the living room interior of Tony and Margot Mary Wendice, played by Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. Hitchcock reportedly chose the script for its simplicity, needing a break from his previous, more ambitious projects, shooting the entire ...

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March 25, 2013

Ballooning

Albert Lamorisse and Tim Walker

Directed by Albert Lamorisse, the 1956 short film Le Ballon rouge tells the tale of a boy, played by Lamorisse’s son, and his animate red balloon. Capturing the spirit of childhood innocence, the beloved film has inspired countless artists and storytellers alike. In 2009, photographer Tim Walker shot the ...

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March 21, 2013

Window of Opportunity

Alfred Hitchcock and Peter Lindbergh

Hitchcock’s sartorial focus, in addition to the beautiful Hitchcock blondes cast as leading ladies, make his films an obvious source for fashion inspiration. To celebrate Tobey Maguire’s role as Nick Carraway in the upcoming Great Gatsby film by Baz Luhrmann, Vogue featured Maguire and model Carolyn Murphy in ...

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February 5, 2013

To Catch a Thief

Hitchcock and Norman Jean Roy

A profile on George Clooney in Vanity Fair’s  November, 2006 issue likened the actor to those of Hollywood’s past, portraying Clooney as a modern day Gregory Peck, James Stewart or Cary Grant. To accompany this comparison, photographer Norman Jean Roy, who often looks to Old Hollywood for inspiration, ...

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