Lord Byron once said, “It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem”. Personally, I’ve long maintained that a childish love of cartoons can stay the signs of aging in a far superior manner to the daily application of SPF 15 (though the effects are slightly mitigated when you are discovered chortling…by a client…in an airport lounge…to the antics of Scooby Doo).
Spanish Elle was obviously in a similarly Peter Pan frame of mind for their April issue. For contained within its pages, thanks to freelance Disney artist Ulrich Schröder, are Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, John Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Donnatella Versace, and others…all in comic form. Lagerfeld manages to get past the three little pigs with nary a huff or a puff, John Galliano enchants Captain Hook and Peter Pan, and Alber Elbaz creates a ruffled, red ensemble for an obviously enchanted Minnie Mouse.
There may not be a fountain of youth, but there may potentially be a ‘mildly regressive comic strip of fewer grey hairs and the occasional missing wrinkle”.