Iconic fashion designers are literally icons painted blue in Alexsandro Palombo’s Smurf village. SMURFASHION, featured on Humor Chic Exclusive, shows us what familiar faces like Coco Chanel or Karl Lagerfeld would look like if they were born Smurfs.
The artist helps us immediately recognize which Smurf is who, emphasizing symbolic traits like Karl Lagerfeld’s signature black shades and Coco Chanel’s collar-less tweed jacket. Coco is holding a cigarette, while Ralph Lauren is holding a polo mallet. Donatella Versace sports a bleach blonde hair-do and Rei Kawakubo dons her consistent Lego-esque haircut.
Palombo’s extensive list of Smurfified fashionistas includes Alber Elbaz, Yves Saint Laurent and Jean Paul Gaultier. Smurf village not only includes designers, but also magazine editors like Anna Wintour, Suzy Menkes, Leah Chernikoff and Angelica Cheung (Vogue China).