Home / Section: Comic strips
Elle fashion spread gets Olive Oyl treatment in August issue
This August edition of Elle magazine has eight pages of Olive Oyl inspired fashion. Olive Oyl being the female love interest of E. C. Segar’s Popeye. The article is described as “Contrasting necklines and cuffs add new dimensions – and unexpected chic to Olive Oyl’s lanky proportions.” I haven’t considered Olive Oyl as some fashionista character – normally just the red blouse with black skirt attire, but looking through the pages of the spread (see here and here), I don’t think the clothes would be all outside of character if Olive Oyl’s look was updated to 2013.
That said, it makes you wonder how hard they had to look to find a model of “lanky proportions” in the fashion/modeling industry. Actually they probably had a harder time finding a model with dark hair.