Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Architecture is in Fashion

Literally! Why are architecture and fashion so indelibly linked? Perhaps it is because we creative types tend to stick together. CC is willing to wager that a hefty cross-section of Vogue subscribers also receive Architectural Digest!
At right: Bottega Veneta and Frank Gehry team up in Italian Vogue
I heart NY
The Manhattan skyline makes a captivating backdrop. See this Brooks Brothers ad;
a recent Bottega Veneta ad; and
Sue Stemp’s recent rooftop show.
Even semi-demolished New York architecture finds itself aligned with fashion, as in this New York Times Style Magazine editorial, shot at the Plaza Hotel. Christian Lacroix Haute Couture, via nytimes.com.
Landmark Status
Last year, J. Crew featured Richard Neutra’s Kauffman House in its catalog. Image via metropolismag.com.
This autumn, another iconic modernist house is the backdrop for chic casual wear: Seven for All Mankind shot its Autumn/Winter 2008 ad campaign at Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, CT. The Glass House website is a worth a visit so you can see a video narrated by the house’s current curator.
Column Work:
D&G chose classical architecture as the backdrop for its fall print ads.
Kate Moss in a Turkish bath, in W.
Lanvin silk taffeta top and wool skirt in W's Istanbul spread. Note the columns and then look at the next photo...
Shoes often have architectural details: Celine column heel patent peep toe, pictured via Vogue Italia.
Once in a great while, a building is shaped like a shoe! This house in Hellam, Pennsylvania gives new meaning to that old nursery rhyme…
Talk about an architectonic handbag! A Louis Vuitton storefront, via chinadaily.com.
Fall fashion displayed in a decidedly postmodern doorway, courtesy wwd.com. The architecture in this shoot reminds CC of Michael Graves' style!
Basso & Brooke offer a Deco inspired print.
CC loves when architecture and design elements find their way into fashion!
At left: Roberto Cavalli "tiles" on the runway, pictured via style.com.
An Artistic Tile ad
Hayden Harnett's tile-inspired Lido mini bag. Visit haydenharnett.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs Cloisonné (an ancient metalworking technique, finding its textile expression here!) mohair jacket, at shopbop.com
Last look: make your home inside Zaha Hadid’s Chanel 2.55 Mobile Art Pavilion!

61 comments:

fashion herald said...

I love the mix of architecture and fashion, I think it's a perfect marriage. Great post.

La Belette Rouge said...

I love Gehry even more than Bottega Veneta. And, le sigh over the Brooks Brothers ad. I have never been to the Glass House. When I come to NY in January/February I am going to have to make a pilgrimage.

I have to say that the Chanel mobile thing looked like a casket to me. Not good.

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Oh CC, amazing photos! I adore those black Celine shoes!

Don't miss my leaf jewelry give away at my blog, darling!
xoxo
Caroline

Emily said...

the closest i've come to this trend is in architecturally defined sleeves on my blouses, but now i'm inspired to try more!

Sweety P said...

I love when a designer's inspiration in based on a sculpture or building and seeing the transition from metal to clothing material.

Lisa said...

i love seeing art influence each other.
so inspiring.


i think marni has some of the most beautiful architectural pieces!

x.

MakeupByRenRen said...

you are so right! fashion and architecture go hand and hand...notice that a lot of the project runway success stories build their clothes architecturally?

Miss Urbanita said...

Love J. Crew catalog!
I have changed my blog address: http://www.missurbanita.com
Kisses.

life . style . dissected said...

i love the way you post. such great themes to consider always!

i always leave inspired.

thank you.


x
melissa
http://www.lifestyledissected.blogspot.com/

detour2mode said...

love this post!

Jael Paris said...

I love this trend, especially in shoes.

Meg said...

I loved the photo of the half-demolished hotel. There was something very appealing about it.

Mariëlle said...

Amazing post <3

And thank you for the add! I am linking you back right this moment!

The End said...

Love the theme....pix were unique and interesting...

btw.....pic of woman going up stairs, reminded me of my staircase post I did, (7/13/08)... oh the fashion possibilities and interpretations of that which we can imagine and see see
...or cc,
...which ever you prefer
...hehe

;)
G

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the post... architecture is FASHIONABLE!!! GREAT photos!
How FUN to look like a tall, skinny building with a few curves of course!
ENJOY!
Fifi

janettaylor said...

hi,

Lovely mix of architecture is in fashion! Great post... Thank you very much! (Favourites: Basso&Brooke dress, gigantic Chanel bag, heels, LV...

xoxo: Janet

janettaylor said...

Lovely mix of architecture is in fashion. Great post&pics. Favourites: Gigantic Chanel bag, LV, Basso&Brooke dress, heels...

Thanks CC...

xoxo.. Janet

issa said...

those were definitely some amazing shots...

deep_in_vogue said...

great images!

Emmanuelle said...

Amazing pictures !!

CaraMia ♥Hippie Couture♥ said...

cc, that giant louis bag is just insane! you fing the most amazing pics!
hope you had a great thanksgiving. :)

cybill said...

I want to live in a Richard Neutra house and wear pretty much well everything you have featured, aahhh dreams.

♥ fashion chalet said...

Very well said.

Fashion is wearable Art, Architecture.

love...

xx

lisa said...

I love the mosaic tile orange clutch!

Fashion Moment said...

Darling, I have just two words - amazing post! Specialy - the last photo! So great idea! :)
Did I sad something wrong yesterday?

FM

jacquieshambles said...

Wow what a great post! You really gathered up some great stuff that completely highlight this whole fascination with "Archetechtual Fashion". xoxo jacquieshambles

Dreams said...

Hola guapa!!
Me encanta los edificios y la moda!!
Actualmente me dedico a diseño de interior (decoración para empresas)...
Y las fotos que publicas son ideales.
Muchos Besos
Dreams
P.D: Espero que no te importe que escriba en español...

Savvy Mode SG said...

love the chanel sofa.... : )

MISS GLITZY said...

Great post and photos, fashion and architecture can be such a perfect match. And feel free to use my photo, I will be pleased.

dapper kid said...

Architecture and fashion belong together because the whole idea of a construct, love the images :)

WendyB said...

I want to live in a giant shoe.

MISS GLITZY said...

If you send me an email I can send you back the picture. As you like.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Zaha Hadid’s amazzzing woman... I'd love to see her Issey Miyake closets! Notice, that's what she wears...exclusively... Lovely day CC!

shoebox said...

Wow, I love your posts! Great pictures...

I´m seriously considerinng that Margiela skirt, it can´t be so hard to recreate right?

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digital danielle said...

I love the Marc Jacobs stuff!
thanks for posting, and commenting me :D

Cindiddy said...

i definatly agree with you on "Architecture is in Fashion" and i think it bring the best out of each other.

Elena said...

I loved this post! Fashion+architecture is the perfect mix! Like Coco Chanel once said: Fashion is architecture. It's a matter of proportions!

Penny said...

WOW! i adore those gigantic bags!! it kind of reminds me of something Tim Walker would do

The Seeker said...

Architecture like fashion fulfills primarily a functional dimension.
So they have everything to be related.
Great post CC (as always)

xoxo

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Miss Karen said...

Oh CC this is has got to be in my top 5 favourite posts by you ever! I love it when different artistic mediums collaborate to create amazing art - I think it also helps validate fashion as an artform rather than a superficial whimsy too.

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

darling CC great post,I love how architecture influences fashion.The two are tied at the hip.Austere designers like Jil Sander to deconstructive designers like Commes des garcons repeatedly reference architecture and structure in their work.
Loved the Chanel mobile bag,genius!
muah
marian

enc said...

I like the connections you make. These are all great examples of the crossover between fashion and architecture.

Miranda said...

yumm
i like the architecture :)

cherish_jd said...

wow! great photos! absolutely love the last pic.

Ivania said...

I love architectual shapes in clothing! amazing pictures

Juxtaposition Design said...

WONDERFUL post! This is also something I truly believe. If you think about it, one truly could not exist without the other.

i.d. said...

Oh, gorgeous (as usual)! I love that shot of the torn-down wall and the red dress. :)

Countrybelle said...

so fabulous! my favorites are the girl through the hole in the wall and the D&G ad. i love the drama of architectural looks, though i prefer swaths of fabric and flow myself...
(heartshapedmorning.blogspot.com)

Trixy Tran said...

The large Louis Vuitton-wall(?) is so cool! And I wish I could go see the Chanel Mobile Art. Anyways, I love how architecture and fashion go together. There are so many possibilities.

AsianCajuns said...

A wonderful post! As an art history major, one of my fellow history buffs wrote her thesis on the the relationship between fashion and architecture... particularly the suit.

Secretista said...

I love NY too. It makes me so excited to go to my internship!

Fashionstyle said...

such lovely inspiration !!

Franco said...

yo are so right, I noticed that creative fields often match, I always wondered why.
great pics.

Terencesambowrites said...

Architects have sometimes turned out to be great designers.

look at Gareth Pughs work!its like buildings to me :o) i love shoes with architectural detail n i love architecture, think anyoe one else who's into the process of conceptualizing and creating a design would appreciate architecture too.

I love this post, another great one,u're a source of motivation to me ya know :o) when i come here n see great posts i dnt wanna do lesss :o)

Lady Thirty said...

lovely post!
I would like to live in my shoes ;)

take a look here:
http://ladythirty.blogspot.com/2008/11/utlottningstajm.html

love,
Lady T.

Mer said...

architecture is one of the first inspirations to start designing... great post

Kira Fashion said...

I love it, it gives modernity for the look and everything!

amazing post!

a kiss friend!

PAM said...

nice post! i would love to have that chanel couch in my room! ) haha

Bella said...

There once was a woman who lived in a shoe... hands-down fantastic!
And I'm loving the Plaza Hotel image. Amazing.

angelgrotton said...

You are perfectly right and you did a great job - fantastic spotting )