Pedro Almodóvar posters are a thing of beauty. Whether recruiting Oscar Mariné to design a Picasso-esque image of Cecilia Roth for All About My Mother or Ceesepe to create a steamy illustration of Antonio Banderas in just his briefs for Law of Desire, every single one of his posters are iconic in their own right. It’s surprising that it took this long for a clothing company to see the potential of those creative collaborations when printed on simple tees. Enter Zara. The Spanish fast fashion (and sometimes problematic) retailer has just released two t-shirts that honor the work of Argentine designer Juan Gatti, whose dreamed up some of Almodóvar’s most striking posters.
That’s right, you can now get yourself a Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) t-shirt, with Gatti’s Vogue-inspired design. The famed image, which features disembodied legs, eyes, and lips in a pop-art-like white background no doubt helped cement that 1988 Oscar-nominated film as Almodóvar’s then biggest crossover hit. It may just be available in the women’s section, but we have an inkling the otherwise gender-neutral tee will find a home in many a closet around the world. But, if you are actually looking for a male-fitting t-shirt (read: a boxier version of the otherwise genderless garment), Zara has also made available a Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) design in black over in its male section. That poster, which captures the noir-cum-melodrama genre Almodóvar was toying with in that Miguel Bosé-starring film, features a black woman’s shoe with a gun for a heel. So, whether you want to show off the playful world of his 1988 comedy or the dark allure of his 1991 drag drama, you can’t go wrong with these Almodovarian additions to your summer wardrobe.
Almodóvar & ZARA
So happy to see a t-shirt with a print from Pedro Almodóvar movie poster designed by Juan Gatti as a latest release of world wide shop !
This poster was inspired by a VOGUE cover from the '50s.
A very nice graphic choice and excelent promotion of a great Artist ! pic.twitter.com/WcmmW6bZOf
— Pavko Krajka (@PavkoKrajka) July 7, 2018