Dries van Noten’s Icons

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Photography Yann Bean

Published June 29, 2015

Clearly inspired by all things post-punk, Andy Warhol, and the artistic collaborations between Salvador Dalí and Elsa Schiaparelli, Dries Van Noten’s Spring/Summer 2016 menswear collection included everything from high-waisted, wide-legged trousers and suspenders, to t-shirts, button ups, tank tops, and suits emblazoned with Marilyn Monroe and lobsters. Ms. Monroe’s body appeared from all angles: her nude figure, depicted in hot pink, stretched up the left side of a long-sleeve, silk shirt dyed navy; a black-and-white appropriation of Warhol’s iconic diptych of the actress adorned a knit tank top; the zipper of a metallic gold bomber jacket split her face in two; and her smiling face beamed from the back of a robe, worn over a tuxedo shirt. Then, much like Schiaperlli’s collaboration with Dalí that resulted in her storied lobster dress, lobsters were woven into sweaters and embroidered on silk jackets. To further emphasize Van Noten’s icon inspirations, Kid Koala, who sountracked the runway show, included audible abstractions of John Lydon and even the B-52’s “Rock the Lobster.”