Fever Pitch

Inspiration Equation

Chucky + Leigh Bowery + Scarlet Witch = Gareth Pugh’s red devil.

Chucky: United Artists/courtesy of Everett Collection; Bowery: Janette Beckman/Getty Images; Scarlet Witch: Courtesy of Marvel comics; Gareth Pugh: Catwalking/Getty Images.


A military tent + Daisy Duke + mesh fruit bags = Alexander Wang’s sexy soldier.

Alexander Wang: Catwalking/Getty Images; Tent: Mark Jensen/getty images; daisy duke: Courtesy of Everett Collection; net bags: Danita Delimont/Getty Images.


Women’s rights activist Amelia Bloomer + a composition notebook + an air bag = J.W. Anderson’s power-puff girl.

Bloomer: Universal History Archive/Getty Images; Airbag: Patti McConville/Getty Images; Notebook: Courtesy of Mead; J.W. Anderson: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images.


Alphonse Mucha’s 1896 Autumn + a laurel wreath + Claudia Cardinale in The Pink Panther = Rodarte’s beautiful dreamer.

Autumn: Lake County Discovery Museum/UIG/Everett Collection; Wreath: Camilo Morales/Glowimages/Corbis; Cardinale: Pierluigi/Mondadori PortfoliO/Everett Collection; Rodarte: Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic/Getty Images .


Kerstin Brätsch’s 2011 Blocked Radiant D (for Ioana) + an amoeba + Zip-Ties = Christopher Kane’s protozoan princess.

Blocked Radiant D (for Ioana): Courtesy of Kerstin BrAtsch and Gavin Brown’s enterprise; Amoeba: Michael Abbey/Getty Images; zip-ties: marekuliasz/getty images; Christopher Kane: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images.