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Drawing Fashion

Antonio. Joanne Landis Carnegie Hall Studio, New York Times Magazine. 1967

03 November 2010 – 06 March 2011

Drawing Fashion celebrates a 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 the collections of Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Poiret as well as Viktor & Rolf, Lacroix and McQueen.

The exhibition showcases fashion illustrators at their creative heights: Lepape at the beginning of the century, Gruau in the 40's and 50's, Antonio throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s, to current artists Mats Gustafson, Aurore de la Morinerie and Francois Berthoud. Film-clips, music and photography sit alongside the original illustrations to reflect not only the spirit and the style of the decades but also the wider social and cultural changes of the century.

It is the first time this collection, which was put together over the past 30 years by Joelle Chariau of Galerie Bartsch & Chariau, has been displayed.

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We would like to thank the following organisations for their support:
John Jones Frame Design
Morgans Hotel Group

Drawing Fashion - Press
Visit London
BBC News - Online gallery
Wallpaper* - Online gallery
AnOther Magazine
Dazed Digital
Whos Jack
Association of Illustrators - Varoom
i-D Magazine
Eye Magazine
It's Nice That
Fashion Week (Russia) interview collector Joelle Chariau and illustrators Mats Gustafson and Francois Berthoud at the Drawing Fashion media view, Tuesday 2 November.

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