Thursday, November 22, 2012

Art/Fashion Mix: Anna Piaggi - Fashion Is Art, Is Fashion & Cartoons Of Fashions Icons

The art world has it's icons.  The fashion world has it's icons. As always I look for a mix between the two as I obsess over both.  Anna Piaggi was just such.  (Almost like McQueen, his clothing WAS art.)  Get where I'm going...?
When W Magazine started planning a tribute to fashion originals for its 40th anniversary issue, it obviously looked to the fashion original, the legendary fashion editor Anna Piaggi. The mag dispatched photographer Tim Walker to Milan to photograph Anna, just one month before she passed away at 81 years old.
The final results are a stunning reminder of Piaggi’s inimitable style. Walker photographed Anna in front of a white background in her own clothes, done up in her signature makeup and shocking blue hair. The spread is accompanied by a touching tribute to the fashion editor.

(Info and photos pulled from W Magazine)
Artwork by Jarno Kettunen of Anna, visit:

And...some other fashion cartoons I found and fell in love.  Artist Mrs. Tependris, the cartoon alter ego of Los Angeles-based artist Konstantin Kakanias. So, I believe the artists is in fact "Konstantin Kakanias."
How on spot are these?!  (I need to own a piece of this fashionable art.)  Anything that portrays the prickly world of fashion-divas like this, I'm all for. More humor, please.

Ok, one last blurb since we are talking about cartoons, or, I am....check out the new illustrations to celebrate Grace Coddington's new book: Grace: A Memoir
This is the amazing Grace I speak of next to Anna Wintour...

Holiday art gifts anyone...hint, hint.