Where the Fashion Things Are

Published July 30, 2009 by Graham

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This weird little gem of an image was unearthed in a stack of old Interview magazines that were headed for the recycle bin. Part of a 2004 children’s lit-themed spread called “Once Upon a Time in Fashion,” which also pays tribute to Madeline, Eloise and The Hardy Boys, the photo was shot by Cleo Sullivan with set design from rad illustrators Yuko Shimizu and Sam Weber. The caption reads:

Who’d have thought that this season’s fashion wild card would remind one of Maurice Sendak’s wild things? Clothes by Jean Paul Gaultier. Shoes by Cesare Paciotti.

Just another testament to Where the Wild Things Are’s insanely far cultural reach, to say nothing of its tendency to illicit widely varied, incongruous tributes.

And one more thing: this behind the scenes photo from Yuko Shimizu’s site. Posting without comment.

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