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La Muse

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La Muse

The shows have been going on for several weeks now, and what you’ll sometimes find at the origin of the collections is a unique relationship: that of the creator and his muse. Think of Michèle Lamy, wife and muse of Rick Owens, or Olivier Rousteing who, in his new collection for Balmain, makes no secret of Kim Kardashian’s influence.

That dynamic has always fascinated us.

Recently, we discovered “Celebration“, a documentary by Olivier Meyrou retracing Yves Saint Laurent’s last years with his fashion house. It portrays him as a tired man, working with passion and precision.

Yves Saint Laurent liked to surround himself with women with both stunning figures and matchless personalities. From Loulou de la Falaise to Katoucha, these women left their mark on the designer’s style.

The relationship goes beyond being purely aesthetic. Love and deep fascination are at the heart of these legendary collaborations.

What about you? Who do you admire, and who influences you creatively?

To see what we’ve been doing this Paris Fashion Week, follow @garancedore and @studiodore!

Translated by Andrea Perdue


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  • I loved to work with a very good friend of mine, her name is Judith. She has a strong personality, is very funny, dancer, coreografer, teacher and a lot more… She lived 7 years here in Bolivia and returned back to Germany 2 years ago.

    We are still in contact and every time, we see each other, we are doing a proyect together.

    Kisses from Bolivia, Patricia


  • it’s a great concept and I think everyone is someones muse in some way or another

    Ray-Ban giveaway on my blog!


  • Garance Dore – my muse! Hugs for all of you Girls in The Studio :)

  • Garance, tu es ma muse !
    Malheureusement, la conférence à l’Apple Store ce soir était complète, mais j’espère te croiser un jour dans la vraie vie, car je t’admire, tu resplendis de bonne humeur, de belles idées, d’une vie rêvée, et tu m’inspires <3

  • My current inspiration/muses – Sofia Coppola, Garance Dore and Mimi Thorisson.

  • Citer Michèle Lamy à côté de Kim Kardashian (elle une muse ?!)… Mes influences sont multiples mais j’ai surtout appris à définir mon style depuis que j’utilise des tableaux Pinterest en piochant sur les sites les looks que j’aimais. En regardant “épingles” dans leur ensemble, je me rends compte que la silhouette est quasiment toujours la même.


  • Clotilde October, 8 2015, 2:16

    Oui il paraît que Kardashian est le must de la femme forte moderne, selon Rousteing.
    Au se-cours.
    Dans ce contexte, faut pas s’étonner de trouver des soutifs rembourrés pour les gosses de 10 ans dans les magasins.

  • Oui c’est très intéressant cette relation passionnelle entre créateurs et muses. Cela me fait pensé à la relation à celle d’Andy Warhol avec sa muse Edie Sedgwick qui a eu une influence certaine sur son travail. Je suis très influencée par le style garçonne et si je devais me choisir une muse se serait Winona Rider. Tellement garçonne dans les années 90!

  • The coolest person alive: Yohji Yamamoto! Though I obviously have a big soft spot for Garance, too :-)
    While I do believe inspiration can be found in the strangest of places, I just can’t wrap my head around Kim K. as a muse. That’s just a bridge too far.

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