Art is Fashion is Art: Garance Dore
Garance Dore is not just another French style blogger (she’s a native of the French island Corsica)—she’s a writer and artist (and newly minted New Yorker) as well. After launching her eponymous blog in June 2006, Dore was able to combine her passions of writing, drawing, and fashion all in one place. “I love fashion because it’s one of the best ways to communicate and that its nature is the passing of time – which I find incredibly romantic. No need to give you a link here, fashion is ever-present everywhere on my blog,” Dore says on her blog’s About Me. Fast forward almost nine years, and Dore has a cult following of 275,000 Instagram followers, and has had her artwork (and herself) featured in Vogue Paris, Teen Vogue, Dior, Chopard, Louis Vuitton, Elle, Kate Spade, and Céline—just to name a few.
Dore has even been awarded the CFDA Eugenia Sheppard Media Award, so you know that she’s the real deal. Her site encompasses everything from candid street style snaps, to lifestyle and beauty musings, to even her latest drawings. The woman even has her own shop—Garance Dore Goods—of stationery, tech accessories, poster prints, and calendars that all feature her original drawings and artwork. Whether she’s designing for major ad campaigns, accepting CFDA awards, or just kicking back and enjoying all of the wonders of New York City, one thing is clear: Garance Dore is a true Renaissance Woman.