FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE!

How Milan Men's collections paid secret homage to Mike Kelley, banana suits and all

MIKE KELLEY,  BANANA MAN COSTUME
MIKE KELLEY, BANANA MAN COSTUME, 1981 AND GUCCI

In line with the first French retrospective devoted to the work of Mike Kelley at Centre Pompidou, Milan Men's collections pay their own private homage to the artist.

In Super Furry Animals, there were Greyhounds, gorillas and monkeys walking hand in hand with Milan's  A/W 2013 / 2014 collections. The monkeys are still here, rolling up their sleeves to help Stefano Pilati kick start the Ermenogilda Zegna show...

The 'Mike Kelley' tree at Jil Sander is an extension of the tree juxtaposed with Dries Van Noten in The Rage In Eden: 'Mike Kelley' comprises high-definition video projections of individual trees made with 3-D animation software.

The branches of the trees move in a silentious wind, reflecting the passage of time and the change of seasons. Jennifer Steinkamp's installation is a tribute to Mike Kelley who was her teacher at Art Center College of Design.

MIKE KELLEY, ESTRAL STAR
MIKE KELLEY, ESTRAL STAR, 1989
MIKE KELLEY, ESTRAL STAR 2
ERMENOGILDO ZEGNA
MIKE KELLEY, PLAID DIALOGUE
MIKE KELLEY, PLAID DIALOGUE, 1997 AND NEIL BARRETT
MIKE KELLEY, CHAINSAW SCULPTURE OF BIGFOOT
MIKE KELLEY, CHAINSAW SCULPTURE OF BIGFOOT, 2001 AND VERSACE
  MIKE KELLEY, LUMPENPROLE,
MIKE KELLEY, LUMPENPROLE, 1991 AND MISSONI
JENNIFER STEINKAMP, MIKE KELLEY
JENNIFER STEINKAMP, MIKE KELLEY, 2007
JENNIFER STEINKAMP, MIKE KELLEY 2
JIL SANDER
MIKE KELLEY, YELLOW BANANA 2
MIKE KELLEY, YELLOW BANANA 2, 1991
MIKE KELLEY, CATHOLIC BIRDHOUSE
MIKE KELLEY, CATHOLIC BIRDHOUSE, 1978 AND MARNI
MIKE KELLEY AND TONY OURLER, THE POETICS PROJECT
KELLEY AND TONY OURLER, THE POETICS PROJECT, 1977-1997 AND VERSACE

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