The illustrations are the work of Italian artist aleXsandro Palombo, he has created 55+ illustrations showing the Queen and Kate looking just like characters on the popular television show “The Simpsons”.
Mr. Palombo has done a stellar job with the accessories in addition to the dresses, the shoes and chapeaux are very well done. Below, Kate in the teal Emilia Wickstead frock worn on Palm Sunday in New Zealand and the Roland Mouret ‘Lombard’ gown first worn to a private function at Claridges in May, 2012.
It’s not the first time the artist has used the Simpson treatment, although he is not affiliated with the tv show in any way. Last winter Mr. Palombo created a gallery of drawings with Marge Simpson as the model to show some of the world’s most iconic dresses. More from Vogue magazine:
“I made a strict and careful selection of what, in my opinion, has really influenced the style of the last 100 years. Each of these dresses really changed the course of the history of costume, giving a new aesthetic vision that has anticipated major changes in our society”.
That group of drawings included Liz Hurley’s safety pin dress, Kate’s engagement dress by Issa London and a Chanel suit.
Some of Mr. Palombo’s work has stirred controversy over the years; previous topics include domestic abuse, eating disorders and political issues. That isn’t likely to be the case with this collection of illustrations, they seem a lighthearted treatment of a topic the artist clearly knows well.
Our final individual looks seen as through Mr. Palombo’s work show Kate in the blue Reiss dress worn for her first speaking engagement, the colorblocked Roksanda Ilincic seen in Australia and the Topshop the Duchess wore for a visit with William to Bereavement UK.
You can see all 59 illustrations at the artist’s blog. http://humorchic.blogspot.it/2014/08/art-princess-kate-middleton-simpsonized.html