Last Thursday, we spotted a Minx in our midst at Fred Segal! NY-artist du jour Molly Crabapple (yes, we’re in love with the sobriquet) unveiled her debut collection of Dirtee Hollywood graphic tees at the Melrose fashion hub, one among a flurry of L.A. Fashion Week fetes that offered to (literally) sketch the boundaries of fashion and art.
Crabapple’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, the asylum for all who shun the artsy fartsy, posted on high six burlesque models frozen throughout the store for guests’ ogling and doodling pleasure, while the petite artist, who may very well be a porcelain doll, signed tees and inked a sizable sketch of her own between mingles. The molly-fied scenery toasted to corsets and cravats, a nod to Crabapple’s Carollian-inspired work and the Cheshire kinderwhores blotting her cotton canvases.
She did learn to draw in a Parisian bookstore after all, or so the tale goes…And the bare necessities aside, if burlesque queen Dita Von Teese dropped a pasty and picked up a pencil, she’d be Molly Crabapple.