San Francisco Chronicle
Marge Simpson models history’s most iconic dresses
Marge Simpson usually sticks to the basics: green tube dress, red flats, red necklace. But artist Alexsandro Palombo saw her potential as a model.
“There is a Marge Simpson is every woman, and with this tribute I wanted to ignite the magic that is in every woman — the strength, femininity, elegance, eroticism and beauty,” Palombo told Vogue UK. “I made a strict and careful selection of what, in my opinion, has really influenced the style of the last 100 years. Each of these dresses really changed the course of the history of costume, giving a new aesthetic vision that has anticipated major changes in our society.
“We may not consider these clothes art, but the aesthetic vision that they emanate has played an important role in giving strength to the path of emancipation of women since 1900,” Palombo said. “In many cases it’s the dress that has transformed a woman into an icon, but in many others, it’s the personality of the women that has enlightened the dress.”