Liu Paints Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, Jean Paul Gaultier and Others


So what do you think would happen if someone combined prominent fashion designers, “Spot The Object” and “Body Paint” illusions along with #Liu Bolin holding a bucket full of paint? Well, the final result is Alber Elbaz, Jeaan Paul Gaultier and Angela Missioni gone missing! That’s right, this time Liu didn’t camouflage himself, but used his extraordinary talent to disguise prominent designers and blend them in with some of their own designs. The installation was featured in Harper’s Bazaar March (2012) issue, which enlisted Liu to come paint its favorite designers in the way only he knows how. What do you think about the typically chic fashion elite coated in layers of paint?

Alber completely disappears into his workroom, invisible among the mannequins and dresses – Even his signature spectacles are coated with color!

I hid each designer in his or her own designs” – Liu told Bazaar

  • xD

    wicked i think…it must be tough stuff :P

    although, the last one is most obvious…

  • kray


    • Shtnly

      Why post this? Your comment is not needed.

    • NeeL

      Luckily you are here to cheer things up!
      Oh wait, you’re not.

    • Katie

      Thanks for the rude comment, really opresiate it, god. :(

  • Steve

    Some more challenging than others. All of them are very cool!

  • shinichi888


    I think the first and second ones are the best.

  • anonymous

    @kray: Do you know how much time someone spends on painting their own body, then staying still enough to blend in with the photo? I bet you couldn’t do it. You’re just being really mean and selfish and totally disrespectful. GOSH!!!
    By the way, this is awesome work!

  • Yura

    I agree with Kray: it is geeting boring to look at these. :(

  • :)

    love the first

  • :)

    The first ones cool, second, fun, third not so much! Overall really cool, just looking at it makes it look like it was hard

  • Azn Girl

    I would hate having all that paint on me.

  • jj

    its ok but looks a bit obvious that hes there but overall good ides .x

  • gurpreet

    Boring… utter boring

    • Hannah

      Gurpeet how is that boiring its truly amazing how they do it

  • clarissa tear

    wow i never realised that is soooo clever

  • Michael Paluch

    I added this web site three days ago because it was to be a new illusion daily and so far this has not happened .It has been the same one and has not changed. Because I like it, I’ll give it one more day and if it doesn’t change it’s gone.

  • leperchaun

    These are great!

  • Olivia

    I did’nt even notice anyone in the picture untill my daughter told me i told her i new it was there

  • Hannah

    Amazing just sesatinal

  • Jigille

    Many times I see comments from users that are all bent out of shape by another users negative comments. Get over yourselves you whiny little babies! Liu Bolin is an artist as any other, and his work is open to criticism whether it be good or bad. To assume that one must like his work or not voice their opinion is simply ridiculous. Appreciate the differences in us all and quit trying to make everyone have the same feelings a you. Celebrate the diversity in life rather than try to make it conform to something your tiny little minds can bear…. LOVE THIS SITE!!!

    • rob

      You are on the money. Jigille.

  • Linda

    omg the 1st one i just noticed the man lol

  • TheGoodFairy

    These are great. His other work can be astounding, but I imagine those pieces have no limitations of time or locale. There is a version of this in the film “House of Cards” with Tommy Lee Jones. Thanks for sharing this.

  • me

    Didnt notice the secon man in the 3rd

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