Curated.Works: Enchanted Forest – Little Red Riding Hood

It’s the first day of Spring, and I am happy to introduce you to a brand new Draw A Dot. WITH series!

For this S/S 2015 Haute Couture season, I invited Gretchen Ellen Powers to collaborate with me on a small illustration project. We have picked 4 Haute Couture pieces from 4 different designers, and Gretchen‘s task is to use her imagination to dress up 4 fairytale characters. You may recall she dressed some animals in the S/S 20134 RTW collections last year, and because I love her animals so much, they will once again show up in these 4 pieces.

First up, we have Little Red Riding Hood. She is dressed in Dior S/S 2015 Haute Couture dress with her signature red hood. Based on this illustration, I am curious to know if the wolf is actually trying to tell her about the status of her grandmother. Maybe the wolf is actually a good character after all?

Gretchen-Ellen-Powers-Dior-Haute-Couture-Spring-2015Courtesy of Gretchen Ellen Powers

Here is a question I have for Gretchen about this illustration:

Why did you decide dress Little Red Riding Hood in this S/S 2015 Dior Haute Couture piece?
I dressed Red Riding Hood in this particular piece by Christian Dior, because the deep blue seemed to draw in the attention of the viewer when surrounded by the dark of the woodlands. I thought the cobalt color, and the long flowing cut of the dress, would compliment her famous red hooded cape. Quite often I try to implement fairy-tale aspects and animals into my art. This was fun for me as I am a huge fan of the classic childhood stories.

I am in love with this illustration, and stay tuned to see which fairytale character will be showing up next in this series!

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