Cultural Icons as Kokeshi Dolls

Refashioning fashion designers and artists as adorable little dolls continues. The Japanese craft of kokeshi — limbless, emotionless, wood-carved figurines — is the latest tradition be revived, although here practiced by the English artist Becky Kemp, aka Sketch. She’s applied the tadpole-like treatment to the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Andy Warhol, and Frida Kahlo, who’ve never looked more kawaii.

Coco Chanel + Karl Lagerfeld

David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust

Andy Warhol

Anna Wintour

Frida Kahlo

Iris Apfel + Anna Wintour

Karl Lagerfeld + Coco Chanel

Lady Gaga

Salvador Dali

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh



Girl with the Pearl Earring

Karl Lagerfeld + Choupette

Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly

The Little Mermaid

Marc Jacobs

Marie Antoinette

Piet Mondrian



Queen Elizabeth I

Vivienne Westwood

Yayoi Kusama + Georgia O’Keeffe

Batman and a Robin

The Beatles


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