Janice Sung’s fashion illustration
Janice Sung represents fashion through her illustrations: dresses Marilyn Monroe, Millie Bobby Brown, Natalie Portman and Audrey Tautou.
How to combine the passion for fashion, nature and beauty?
The illustrator Janice Sung thought of it, capturing real female icons and transforming them into models of the fashion system. The apparent luxury dictated by the poses, make-up and clothes worn by her female characters opposed the bursting nature of the backgrounds that make you think of the twentieth-century paintings. This fusion decontextualizes the models and transports them into an atemporal dimension, where women appear to us as real dolls, each representing a microcosm, a style and an original type of personality.
We can recognize Marilyn Monroe, Millie Bobby Brown, Natalie Portman and Audrey Tautou in the role of Amélie Poulain among the feminine icons mentioned by Janice: perhaps this need to represent many different types of women is a constant search for a model to inspire, for identifying and recognizing herself or simply a way to represent the beauty of the female world in its variety.
And what icon do you prefer?