EARTH TO CURIOSITY
20 July 1960 Apollo 11 Landing on the Moon
6 June 1972 Release of “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust” by David Bowie
6 August 2012 Curiosity Rover Landing on Mars
The first manned Moon landing sparked the biggest advancement in the history of mankind. A result of the previous decade’s race to space, it triggered a widespread interest of the unknown frontiers.
12 years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, David Bowie released his album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust,” an eleveated form of curiosity of space. The zeitgeist of the album itself was an expression of sexuality, a reflection of the political turmoil of the 1950s, all revolving around a Martian rockstar that crashlanded on Earth.
on August 6th 2012, the Curiosity Rover landed on Mars. In the years and decades that would lead up to the first manned exploration of Mars, many literature and art inspired by the Red Planet will undoubtly surface.
“Earth To Curiosity” is an embodiment of all three events. The collection is inspired by Dior’s New Look era in the 1950s, the stage presence of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, and the 21st century spirit of Curiosity. The collection interprets Ziggy Stardust’s brightly colored costumes into bright Spring/Summer colors. Although the silhouette is mainly cinched at the waist ala 1950’s, the modern cutting and embellishment breaks it apart into an entirely new look and entity. This collection is specially tailored for women with a sense of artistic curiosity, and will be able to express it through these statement pieces.