Givenchy and Hepburn, Saint Laurent and de la Falaise... the relationship between designer and muse has been integral to fashion history. Our favorite contemporary designers and their influences are no exception. This season, we asked designers to photograph the people, places, or objects that inspired their Fall/Winter 2012 collections. From batmobiles in Paris to the best skate spots in Moscow, they did not disappoint. Check out what else they came up with in our new series, "Under the Influence."
Today’s images come from French designer Jacquemus
, who find their muse in French DJ Clara 3000, and by a stroke of luck, found the perfect batmobile to photograph her in front of.
Who is your muse?
Describe the first time you met:
We met at Club Silencio where she was playing. A friend introduced us.
How do they influence you?
There is something very "Jacquemus" about her... she is true. She looks like a shy little boy—she is not girly.
What’s the relationship between designer and muse?
It's a strange relationship between love and friendship. Sometimes I see myself in her.
Does your inspiration change from season to season?
The inspiration stays the same but the story and character are different. I'm always influenced by the south of France, my mother, and any film with Isabelle Adjani in it.
Have you and Clara ever worked collaboratively?
She helped me with the music for my first show
What is your favorite thing to do together?
She plays music and I dance
Does she have a secret talent? What is it?
She's a super DJ!
Do you have any secret talents?
Where did you shoot these photos?
In Paris. We were supposed to shoot them somewhere else, but we found the batmobile and the tiled walls and fell in love!
In another life, my muse was:
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