While surfing this morning on internet I found this beautiful jacket with embroidered face. It's a design by fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. Love his creative and artistic work. Be Inspired ........
More about the fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
Fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac was born on November 28 1949 in Casablanca, Morocco. In 1986, after graduating from l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts and l'Ecole Supérieure des Industries du Vêtement, he began work on his own women's ready-to-wear line under the brand lead by his mother, Ko and Co. He launched his first collection in 1970, which took the fashion world by storm and included a coat cut from a blanket, which remains a fashion legend to this day. Two years later, he joined the Créateurs & Industriels group and opened his first boutique on Place du Marché Saint-Honoré in Paris. Quickly making a name for himself with creations such as the poncho for two, an Astro-Turf body-warmer, the teddy bear jacket and an anorak made of multi colored feathers, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is now renowned for injecting playful childhood themes and Pop Art styles into his work, reflected in his collaborations with art and music icons of the 1970s, which featured work from artists such as Andy Warhol, the Sex Pistols, Takashi Kenzo and Raoul Haussman.
Alongside his own line, he collaborated on designs for Max Mara's Sportmax range and a women's ready-to-wear collection for the brand Iceberg in 1976. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac founded his own eponymous label in 1978, launching a menswear line and his first fragrance, Première, in 1980. From 1982, he began to collaborate with contemporary artists including Jean-Charles Blais, Robert Combas, Loulou Picasso, Ben, Annette Messager, Gérard Garouste, Hervé Di Rosa and Miquel Barcelo to create his painting dresses, which transformed clothing into works of art and were put on show all over the world in the early 1980s. In 1985, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac became the first fashion designer to ever be invited to show at the Museum of Modern Art in Troyes. In 1986, he was the subject of an exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, which was followed by another exhibition in his honor named Antikörper at Vienna's Academy of Applied Arts, where he taught fashion from 1985.
In the 1990s, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac expanded his work, designing the credits for television channels and participating in many collaborations with the brand Courrèges. In 1997, he designed the ecclesiastical chasuble embroidered with a multicolored cross which was worn by Pope Jean Paul II during World Youth Day. The designer presented his first and only, haute couture collection entitled Bellintelligentzia in 2000, before releasing the brand's second perfume, Doudou, the year after. In 2006 and 2008, two retrospectives of his work were unveiled, the first at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the second in Paris' Musée de la Mode, under the title Gallierock. In 2009, the designer launched a diffusion line, JC/DC which draws inspiration from cartoons and comic strips.
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