From the heart of the Italian world of high-fashion, comes our next iconic lady: Marge Simpson. Well, sort of. The fashion designer and satirist Alexsandro Palombo (via Lost at E Minor) is known for lending the industry a critical eye, continuously juxtaposing the everyday with the fantastical. In his hilarious and pointedly ironic new series of illustrations, he presents us with the ultimate combo: Marge Simpson and familiar beauty iconography, from Dior to Playboy.
The well-loved Mrs. Simpson is a symbol of American motherhood, the loyal and oh-so-human lady of the house in the modern (and often parodied) American nuclear family. In combining the cartoon character with recognizable iconographic images, he sharply comments on the seductive fantasy of women’s fashion-- and men’s magazines, as the case may be with one image where Marge becomes a Playboy bunny. The work is equally thought provoking and entertaining, and Marge really rocks it out in that Dior!
Thanks to Lost at E Minor
Images via Lost at E Minor