African Queens & Afrophilia

From Marc Jacobs to Louis Vuitton to Gucci, this summer’s fashion is writhing with exotic flora and fauna. Michael Roberts diagnoses the outbreak of zebra, python, and leopard, along with feathers, fringes, and bangles, as a full-blown case of Afrophilia.

These illustrations were done by none other than the magazines Fashion & Style Director Michael Roberts who joined Vanity Fair as fashion and style director in 2006. (Which totally changes the way this post was going to go... inside joke) He has also published four books of illustrations: The Jungle ABC (Callaway, 1998), Mumbo Jumbo (Callaway, 2000), Snowman in Paradise (Chronicle, 2004), and The Snippy World of New Yorker Fashion Artist Michael Roberts (L7/Steidl, 2005).

Now if these illustrations aint funky enough for you, go check out ILL MAMI & the crew over at Soul Bounce! Thank for the tip!

illustrations by MICHAEL ROBERTS
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