Dior has been receiving some major, not to mention creative, marketing assistance recently. Trailing behind last month's release of director Frédéric Tcheng's behind the scenes look at Raf Simons' debut collection for the house in the documentary Dior and I, French graphic novelist Annie Goetzinger released Girl in Dior earlier this month, a graphic novel telling the story of fashion journalist Clara whose journey starts once she is recruited by Christian Dior himself to model for the label, according to The Cut. A couture comic, aka, a fashionista's literary dream come true.
Goetzinger tells The Cut, "There were already a lot of books and movies on Chanel. Same with Saint Laurent. But at the time I started working on this book, there was really nothing on Christian Dior." And what better way than to portray the designer as a caricature? Genius.
Not only will this graphic novel be a unique addition to Dior’s marketing platform, but it could also set a new trend for other fashion industry icons as well. When I think Dior, I think expensive, high-end, and, for those of us post-grads paying off student loans for the next twenty years (I see you), well, out of our reach, to put it mildly. But, when I think of comics I think of entertainment and a connection between those telling the story and those who read it.
Fashion icons are continuously telling their stories through their craft, whether it be designing clothes, critiquing the latest trends, or sporting them. Take a look at the nine fashion gurus I believe should have their own comicS. Looking for your next project, Goetzinger? I've got you covered.
1. Anna Wintour
We're seeing The Devil Wears Prada meets V for Vendetta: How Anna Wintour saves fashion on the daily.
2. Coco Chanel
How does that saying go? “A girl should be two things: classy and drawn?”
3. Giorgio Armani
Because you could draw him wearing his own suit and looking fresh.
4. Alexander Wang
If he made it onto Time 's 100 Most Influential People list, he could totally make it into a comic book.
5. Alexa Chung
I'm thinking a graphic-style collection of her iconic looks could be a bestseller.
6. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
Style and drama. Need we say more?
7. Victoria Beckham
A graphic narrative of this retired pop star-turned-fashion-designer might spice up her life.
8. Michael Kors
We love his bags. We love his shoes. We'd love his book.
9. Chloë Sevigny
Fashion's It Girl prodigy just released a Rizzoli photo book Wednesday highlighting her career in 170 pages. Someone can beat that with some colored pencils and thought bubbles, right?
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