This stunning survey reveals the genre of fashion drawing to be an art form in its own right.
Exhibition Itinerary: Design Museum in London, England November 3, 2010–March 6, 2011
Drawing Fashion celebrates renowned art dealer Joëlle Chariau’s unique collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These original works define the fine art of illustrating fashion, from Poiret, Chanel, Balenciaga, and Dior to Comme des Garçons, McQueen, and Viktor & Rolf. This catalogue, which accompanies the exhibition at the Design Museum in London, showcases fashion illustrators at their creative heights: Lepape at the beginning of the century, Bérard in the 1930s and Forties, Cecil Beaton in the Fifties, Antonio from the Sixties to the Eighties, and current artists Mats Gustafson, François Berthoud, and Aurore de La Morinerie. In their engaging and highly informative essays, New York Times Magazine journalist Holly Brubach and London Sunday Times chief fashion writer Colin McDowell reveal how the art of drawing fashion continues to reflect not only the spirit and style of the decades, but also the wider social and cultural changes of the past century.
Colin McDowell is one of the world's top fashion commentators. He is known particularly for his many years as the Sunday Times' chief fashion writer and for his role as the founder of the influential Fashion Fringe, a major initiative supporting young designers. During his career McDowell has interviewed just about all great fashion designers and many key figures in the art world. He is the author of numerous books on fashion and fashion-related subjects, including the seminal McDowell's Directory of Twentieth Century Fashion. Colin McDowell was awarded a MBE in 2008 and is a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Holly Brubach is a journalist specialising in fashion, architecture, and design. She has written for Vogue, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly and has been the Style Editor of the New York Times Magazine. She has also authored three books, including A Dedicated Follower of Fashion, a collection of her essays.
Joëlle Chariau is one of the very few specialists on fashion drawings. This collection, compiled over the past 28 years, represents the sum of the work carried out in this field by her Gallery, Bartsch & Chariau, with all the artists featured or with their estates.
Hardcover with jacket, 240 pages, 24,0 x 30,0 cm, 355 color illustrations
$ 49.95 | £ 35.00
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US January 20, 2011
UK November 30, 2011
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