Diane has said her goal was to make little girls look like explorers via bold, colorful prints.
I first learned about the collection when Allison Patrick shared this billboard on Instagram. (It's so nice to have a friend in NYC, as there's always something new to see!)
Of course the image made me very curious about who created the elephants... a bit of googling led me straight to the maker of the zoo. It's Andy Byers, a talented prop and costume fabricator for companies and films.
That place setting is on the floor, not a table as it appears at first glance!
Perhaps you recall Isabella Rossellini's film series titled Green Porno that was seen on the Sundance Channel. Andy created the costume and sets for it, as well as several other series she's done.
And he made big hats for Ann Taylor store mannequins,
These props for Piperlime look like small desk accessories, no?
That's Andy, by the way. And below he shows the scale of a leafy haven he created for O Magazine.
See many more photos of Andy's delightful work on his website and here's another look at the GapKids animals.
Enjoy the weekend!