WHEN FASHION GOES POP. AGAIN
We believe in the theory of the communicating vessels. Anything influences everything, in a neverending process of connections and visual cross-references. On the latest runways we saw outfits taking inspirations from movies inspired by graphic novels and outfits inspired by timeless pop culture icons and ubiquous political faces. Fashion shouldn’t be taken too seriously and It often brings some smiles taking us back to our fearless playful childhoods.
Images: 1,2. “Food Fight” collection by Jeremy Scott/ 3.Obama dress by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac/4,5. “Right to bear arms” and “Happy Daze”by J.Scott/ 6. Kermit the Frog dress by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac/ 7,8. F/W 2009 Men and f/w 08.09 women Ice Iceberg collection by Iceberg/ 9. One dollar bill by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac/ Editorial featuring a piece from the “Right to bear arms” collection by J.Scott
Save the date: May 23-August 16, 2009 | A new exhibition coming up at Emp/Sfm museum in Seattle brings back the genius of Kermit’s dad. Jim Henson (1936-1990)—artist, puppeteer, film director and producer—created elaborate imaginary worlds filled with unique characters, objects, environments and even languages and cultures. His work is enjoyed in dozens of languages in more than 100 countries. Jim Henson’s Fantastic World offers a rare peek into the imagination and creative genius of this multitalented innovator and creator of Kermit the Frog, Big Bird and other beloved characters. The exhibition features 100 original artworks, including drawings, cartoons and storyboards that illustrate Henson’s talent as a storyteller and visionary. Among the variety of exhibition objects are puppets and television and movie props, photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work and original video productions, including excerpts from Henson’s early career and experimental films.
Jim Henson’s Fantastic World was organized by The Jim Henson Legacy and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in cooperation with the Henson family, The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets Studio, LLC, and Sesame Workshop.
This exhibition is made possible by The Biography Channel. Additional support has been provided by The Jane Henson Foundation and Cheryl Henson.