Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Emperor's New Clothes






Illustrations By Ellinor Forje

Once upon a time there lived an Emperor whose only worry in life was to dress women in elegant clothes. He created new garments every season and loved to show them off.

"Look at the Emperor's new clothes. They're beautiful!"

That's exactly what I thought, before I sat down to replicate one of the photos (the first illustration) of a Valentino campaign I'd seen in "Vogue" a few seasons ago. The other illustrations are sketches of editorial spreads that I've seen and liked, in different magazines here and there.

I love Valentino. I love how he pays attention to the hour-glass figure: Reminding me that I'm yet to watch "Valentino - The Last Emperor". In this documentary, we supposedly learn through Giancarlo Giammetti, that Valentino's love for colours, patterns and cloth, is only rivaled by his adoration for le bronzage . The vanity! But then again, it's okay to be vainglorious, when your name is Valentino Garavani.

35 comments:

  1. I watched the documentary... Its so good... shows how talented he is.

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  2. LOVE THEM! They're incredible!

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  3. He's incredible... I want to buy the Taschen's book about him.

    Kisses.

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  4. I really like your blog! i'll surely come back here to see your new posts ;D and i love valentino too. it's so... classy?

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  5. Thank you! my blog will want to be spread make itself at home! Do I wait not to be indiscreet but of where you it is? Which sweats city?

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  6. Beautiful photos and I love your blog

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  7. Valentino= Woman figure + chicness + preciseness + beauty.

    Nice blog! thanks to invite me to read it.

    I´ll be always coming back. Take care:)

    Miguel.

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  8. Haven't watched the documentary but would love to. Actually the dvd is not available here, guess I'll have import from ebay..

    xx
    http://shebellec.blogspot.com/

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  9. I've heard really good things about that documentary. I'll have to check it out.

    Lovely blog! I'll be back. :)

    http://thechicaddict.blogspot.com

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  10. Concerning your illustrations: you have more talent in your little pinkie than I have in my whole hand. Simply beautiful drawings.

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  11. Thank you!
    You are the first blogueira with whom I maintain counted out of Brazil!
    His drawings are fantastic!
    Soon I postplowed some of my drawings in the blog, but I am still inexperienced!

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  12. nice designs, please follow my blog :)
    love valentino!!

    http://steffanies-style.blogspot.com/

    http://steffanies-style.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love the concept of your designs.
    After reading your comment, that you posted on my blog,"Come by mine some time" I had to pay your site a visit. And I must say,I like what I see.

    http://www.made-classic.com/

    K.Cyrus

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  14. Brilliant illustrations and nice words.

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  15. Great post. Interesting!

    xoxo Monroe

    fashionsteelenyc.blogspot.com

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  16. I love the concept of your blog... particularly the question you raised in the last post.
    Thanks for reading my blog =)

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  17. Really nice illustrations !!! Great post ;)

    http://www.lookspotter.com/

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  18. Thanks for your comment, dear :)
    Love your blog as well, it finally has something new and interesting. Undoubtedly gonna read it from now and on.

    Follow to be followed back <3
    http://lamodemary.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thank you for your comentary;I love your illustrations!!

    ***

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  20. love this! so talented!
    come follow I will follow back!

    xx
    www.fashionrnbw.blogspot.com

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  21. Absolutely love these illustrations. Fab blog!

    http://redumbrellachronicles.wordpress.com

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  22. I like, that you try to pass a pose, motion, fine fellow!))

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  23. Beautiful blog... It's refreshing to see true talent.

    Thank you for the sweet comments, kisses!

    http://californiacandy.wordpress.com/

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  24. You're REALLY good at drawing! Haven't seen it yet either, it goes at the top of my to do list now.

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  25. Wow they're beautiful! That unfinished touch makes them look so great, so precious and pure.
    Compliments for you blog, it's really super! :D

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  26. Thank you for your comment! It was very nice to receive it from you! You have a lovely blog here, and I'm following you now ~

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  27. Beautiful illustrations, so delicate.

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.blogspot.com/

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  28. I hope you will soon see the Valentino documentary and remember to watch for Valentino's pet pugs...hilarious little babies - I loved the bit where their teeth are being brushed. The fashion show at the end is marvelously theatrical. I liked this documentary almost as much as "The September Issue" - about the production of Vogue magazine.

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  29. ohh the drawings are gorgeous, like them really much!



    xoxo claudia

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  30. Love the illustrations and your blog is a very considered study of fashion- I very much enjoy it.

    Thank you for the visit!
    -CC

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  31. I love your sketches! Thanks for commenting on my blog hun

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  32. hey thank you for commenting on my blog..its so nice of you!!..your illustrations are fantastic..
    your blog is very cute too!!..
    au revoir!!

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  33. Hey dude, I liked the concept of your blog... particularly the question you raised in the last post.

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