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Deconstructing Paris Dazed John Baldessari Raf Simons
John Baldessari, 'Man, Dog (Blue), Canoe/Shark Fins (One Yellow), Capsized Boat', 2001 and Raf Simons SS15Illustration by Begüm Sekendiz Boré

Deconstructing Paris SS15

Raf Simons leads a wild dog chase as Begüm Boré deconstructs the Paris menswear shows

"O Superman. O judge. O Mum and Dad. Mum and Dad": First line from Laurie Anderson's "O Superman" that closed  Raf Simons's Dior AW13 Collection. 

June 25, Paris: Pictures of Raf in a Superman top, of his Mum and Dad.  

"August 26, West Village Veterinary Clinic. I'm taking my dog for a check-up": A line from the soliloquy that opened Raf Simons's Dior AW13 collection. 

June 25, Paris: I'm taking the dog to Sterling Ruby's Cartographic Yard Work: Dog Behaviour (Video, 2009). I believe he will love the (mine) holes that Sterling's digging in there.

Raf Simons SS15 looked like an audio diary: What you HEARD was what you got and the only thing missing was an Ear Sofa (2009) to sit on by John Baldessari. The only thing missing apart from the dog, obviously.

Andy Warhol from the aforementioned Dior collection went out looking for it, but it's Pablo Picasso who found it in the end, at the Berluti show presented at École des Mines, obviously.