Bold, Beautiful and Damned: The World of 1980s Fashion Illustrator Tony Viramontes

Bold, Beautiful and Damned: The World of 1980s Fashion Illustrator Tony Viramontes

Hardback Laurence King Publishing

By (author) Dean Rhys-morgan, By (author) Jean-Paul Gaultier

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  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 238mm x 316mm x 24mm | 1,480g
  • Publication date: 5 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780673078
  • ISBN 13: 9781780673073
  • Illustrations note: 250 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 701,451

Product description

When Tony Viramontes' work appeared in the late 1970s, his hard and direct style of drawing was a marked contrast to the prevailing soft-pastel school of fashion illustration. He scored immediate success, rapidly acquiring the kind of prestigious editorial commissions normally given to photographers, from Lei , Per Lui in Italy, Vogue in the USA, The Face in Britain, and Le Monde and Le Figaro in France. This beautiful hardback book brings together an extensive collection of his work, featuring striking images of smouldering and smoky-eyed men and women who vibrate with New Wave energy. Viramontes worked with some of the most celebrated names in fashion including Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Chanel, Claude Montana and Christian Dior. His images, from the portraits of Paloma Picasso and Isabella Rossellini to the album covers he conceived for Arcadia and Janet Jackson, perfectly capture the mood of the 1980s club and fashion scene.

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After completing a degree in costume design at the Wimbledon College of Art, UK, Dean Rhys Morgan worked alongside Isabella Blow at Tatler magazine. Contributing regularly to The Telegraph and The Sunday Times, he worked as a fashion and interiors journalist before establishing an online gallery specializing in midcentury fashion and interior illustration.

Review quote

."a love letter of a book. "Bold, Beautiful and Damned" will be a coveted treasure for years to come." - "New York Journal of Books"

Table of contents

Foreword by Jean Paul Gaultier My Brother Tony Viramontes by Ed Viramontes Introduction - A Portrait of the Artist 1. Viramontes on Fashion 2. Viramontes on Women 3. Viramontes on Men Acknowledgements Bibliography