The 1992 film ‘L’Amant (The Lover)’ based on the autobiography by Marguerite Duras. Its forbidden, taboo romanticism and eroticism during 1920s neocolonialism.
Petal to the metal.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby: ‘In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.’
RAG AND BONE
“Seventies surfing, gypsies, parachutes, cholos and a Herzog & de Meuron building in Munich. Enough said.”
“Alex Katz’s collage and watercolor work from the early Sixties. Recalling the Americana of a baseball pitcher or a sophisticated housewife, the lines evoke an East Coast summer-camp aesthetic.
“An exploration of the complicated relationship between youth and decay, the fragility of innocence and its sensual appeal.”
“We designed while watching movies from the 1940s in a hotel room in Vietnam. Those films, along with traditional Vietnamese craft, informed our collection.”
“I love this Cecil Beaton photo of his sister, Baba, looking up from a black-and-white marble floor. The textures, femininity, romance and juxtaposition of elegance and nonchalance all inspired me.”
“Tapping into our teenage indulgences from a classic standpoint: Venice Beach skate parks, Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg, Courtney & Kurt, young love, Nirvana, Hole, Pavement, NIN.”
“Carly Simon. She epitomizes the free spirit that is American glamour: cool classic, effortless chic.”
(photos from wwd.com)