Friday, August 21, 2009

Fall Fashion: English Lit Edition


Have art directors been reading English classics this season?

The proof is in the text-iles.










Above: Virginia Woolf channels her heroine Orlando. A secret: she’s wearing one of these under her jacket.


Jane Eyre and Blanche Ingram engage in a tête à tête. But are they debating Mr. Rochester’s finer points? And what is this Chanel? Must have come from Edward’s Parisian ward, the poppet Adele.

9 comments:

WendyB said...

You need this Woolf to go with it all! http://wendybrandes.com/pro-detail.php?id=479&collect=true

miss cavendish said...

I promise you--it's already there (in gold)! Just follow my embedded link.

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

Have you seen the Isabel Toledo ads of various literary figures (like Hester Prynne)? It's great.

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

Wuthering Heights:


http://evilmonito.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ruben-toledo-emily-bronte-cover-penguin.jpg

miss cavendish said...

Many thanks, TF--I didn't know RT was illustrating books (or their covers) but I have taught with Dame Darcy's illustrated Jane Eyre.

http://www.slate.com/id/2151318/

These novels are so wonderfully rich to interpret!

enc said...

I love this literary take on advertising.

Miss Cavendish, what do you think of those new Chanel looks?

miss cavendish said...

Well, they'd be lovely for wandering upon the blasted heath, pondering a dark hero's character, but perhaps a tad too costumey for day . . . What do you think, enc?

La Belette Rouge said...

Something about the Nordstrom ad also has me seeing Oscar Wilde. Do I need glasses?;-)

miss sophie said...

glad to see that some of that liberal arts education surfaces every once in a while! though it *would* be nice to see less imperialist/colonialist-on-safari/romanticizing-the-primitive editorials every spring!