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Posts Tagged ‘René Bouché’

Drawing Fashion at the Design Museum

A new exhibition at the Design Museum explores fashion illustration through the ages: Erté and Lapape in the 1920s, Gruau and Bouché in the 1950s, Antonio Lopez in the 1980s and the modern greats such as Gustafson and Berthoud…

Written by Gavin Mackie

Illustration by Daria Hlazatova

Fashion illustration. You may have noticed we get pretty excited about the genre, particularly with Amelia's new book on the way. Drawing Fashion at the Design Museum has been hotly anticipated and it doesn't let down. Put together by Joelle Chariau of Galerie Bartsch & Chariau over 30 years, the show covers fashion illustration from the early 20th century forward. The present installment at the Design Museum is the first time the collection has been shown together.

The quick overview: the show captures the power of illustration to reflect not only the fashion but also the tone of the times, in a way unique to other media forms such as photography. It proves that although photography has become the predominant media from the 1930s, illustration still… read more

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An interview with legendary fashion illustrator David Downton

In an exclusive interview, David Downton talks about his career so far, his favourite women and his new book…

Written by Matt Bramford

David Downton is one of the most prolific living fashion illustrators, and by far my favourite (no offence, contributors!) His loose, visionary style seems so effortless and radiates elegance and […]