Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Post #23: Fashion on Film - What You Waiting For?

            In the first chapter of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll writes: "The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well." For many designers, the fantastical tale of Alice has been a deep well of fashion inspiration, making them "curiouser and curiouser" about where that inspiration could lead them. 
            This week's Fashion on Film post looks at Gwen Stefani's "What You Waiting For?" music video, as well as a 2003 fashion editorial that was shot by Annie Liebovitz and appeared in Vogue, to see just how whimsical fashion can get. 

            "What You Waiting For?" is off of Stefani's 2004 album "Love. Angel. Music. Baby." and features dresses by John Galliano. If you would like to skip to the Alice in Wonderland section of the video, skip to the 4:50 mark. My personal favorite dress from the video belongs to the Red Queen. 

            In the 2003 Vogue shoot, Natalia Vodianova was shot in dresses by various designers in Alice In Wonderland-inspired settings. Each photo captures both the model and the designer who made her dress.

Dress by Olivier Theyskens (Rochas)

 Dress by Tom Ford

Dress by Helmut Lang

 Dress by Marc Jacobs

Dress by Karl Lagerfeld 

 Dress by Jean Paul Gaultier

 Dress by Viktor & Rolf

 Dress by Christian Lacroix

Dress by Donatella Versace

Dress by John Galliano 

Dress by Nicolas Ghesquiere

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