Thursday, October 31, 2013

Humor Chic News - Dailymail "Fashion icons given a heavyweight makeover by italian artist aleXsandro Palombo"

Ruth Styles

The picture you never thought you'd see... Anna Wintour eating a burger and fries! Artist gives Vogue editor and her fashion friends a calorie-laden makeover

Cartoons are the work of fashion designer turned artist aleXsandro Palombo

Palombo says the work is a tribute to an issue no one wants to raise
Also featured in the images are John Galliano, Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs

Earlier this week, controversial Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld caused outrage after telling an interviewer that 'no one wants to see curvy women on the catwalk'.

Now artist aleXsandro Palombo has given the German designer a taste of his own medicine by creating a series of cartoons that portray him as grossly overweight.
And Lagerfeld isn't alone. Also in line for the Palombo treatment were Anna Wintour, Kate Moss and Tom Ford among others.

The Lagerfeld images show the designer bulging out of his trademark monochrome suit and ensconced in an armchair guzzling fast food.

Donatella Versace is pictured spilling out of a tight red dress while an unusually dishevelled Tom Ford sits eating burgers in a crumpled suit.

Palombo is famous for his controversial cartoons and is no stranger to portraying the likes of Wintour and Lagerfeld in unusual situations, having previously authored a series that showed Wintour performing scenes from the Kama Sutra with Homer Simpson.

This time, says Palombo, the aim is to highlight the issue of fat in fashion - a subject that he believes is ignored.
'The topic of [being] oversize is still a taboo in the fashion business,' explained Palombo. 'With this series, I wanted to do a true tribute to the concept.'
Palombo, who also revealed that his favourite fashion icon is Anna Wintour, added: 'I think that fashion is chasing obsolete ideals more than suggesting impossible ones.

'We are living [through] big changes but I feel that fashion is living in the past - the 80s are long gone. 
'Fashion magazines are becoming less interesting but they continue to offer sad and boring women as an ideal - they are obviously  the mirror of the editors more than their readers.'

Despite his love of lampooning fashion's great and good, Palombo boasts a very stylish CV of his own.
Previously a knitwear designer, he showed his collections at Milan Fashion Week, before turning his attention to satire via his blog Humor Chic.

He describes the blog as a daily society portrait: 'The best illustrated fashion chronicle, a point of view about costume, politics, culture, society and celebrity,' and describes himself as 'the father of Fashion Satire, visionary artist, author and critic.'

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