Sunday, April 10, 2011
T-Shirts With 'Tude. Fashionable Satire From Christopher Lee Sauvé.
Honoring and in most cases, mocking, the dead (Alexander McQueen, Princess Di, Michael Jackson, Yves Saint Laurent, and Keith Haring to name but a few), the living (Terry Richardson, Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld et al), the chic (Anna Wintour, Anna Piagi, Tom Ford, Andre Leon Talley, Rachel Zoe, etc) and the tragic (e.g. Brittany Spears, Courtney Love, James Dean and more), the t-shirts and art prints by Christopher Lee Sauvé are both covetable and collectible.
Fashion designers, editors, stylists, photographers, celebrities, icons and cultural mores are ridiculed by Christopher Lee Sauvé in a line of hilarious, controversial and witty designer tees. Tongue in cheek and satirical messages are de rigueur for his fashions and art prints.
Sauvé gained popularity with his "Save Anna" t-shirt as a response to the fashion rumor that Vogue editor Anna Wintour was being replaced.
Since then, he has continued to design and create shirts that poke fun at everyone and everything from Lindsay Lohan and Brittney Spears to wealth, body weight and religion.
You can view his full and purchase line of t-shirts (underwear and tote bags, too!) here or even create your own here.
Revolve Clothing also carries several of his T-shirts.
About The Designer (from his site):
above image of Christopher Lee courtesy of Dirty Magazine
New York-based artist fashion impresario CHRISTOPHER LEE SAUVÉ is a momma’s boy. Whether he’s drawing inspiration from punk nuevo Brooklyn street kids, or his idol Andy Warhol, this Canadian-born designer always looks back to his mother for inspiration. “When I was a child, in the early 80’s, she would create her own over-sized, silk-screened, bold-graphic t-shirts,” recalls the artist from his Brooklyn studio, “she would cut and rip the neck and wear them as elegant evening dresses. It was revolutionary.”
Not content to wallow in her shadow, SAUVÉ recently burst onto the cultural landscape with his own line of t-shirts that have become controversial collector’s items after being embraced by THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, VOGUE, ELLE, PAPER MAGAZINE and PEREZ HILTON.
His current popularity began when rumors began to circulate the bloggosphere that ANNA WINTOUR was being replaced as editor of VOGUE. The now iconic t-shirt he created simply read: SAVE ANNA.
But it would be a less-likely, Bravo reality show vixen that would usher SAUVÉ into the mainstream, “She would always say, I DIE. BANANAS. over and over again,” says the artist in regards to celebrity stylist RACHEL ZOE. “After I produced the shirt I received a letter from Zoe’s attorney saying that she trademarked the words ‘I Die.’ And ‘Bananas.’ I sent this letter to the press and a media sensation was born. How can someone trademark a fruit?” As a response to the cease and desist letter, SAUVÉ created the FREE THE FRUIT campaign which garnered support from around the globe. It was from this line that the ART (TM) BANANAS t-shirt, which is currently in production, was born.
Currently, he is busy on a collection of hand painted t-shirts for his label CHRISTOPHER LEE SAUVÉ and his t-shirt collection is available at select retail stores in New York, Tokyo, London, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, and Seoul.
For art print inquiries please contact email@example.com