Fashion Drawing in Vogue
Available again, this beautifully produced collection of fashion illustration celebrates the richness of fashion drawing in Vogue magazine. William Packer, painter, writer and art critic, has collected the very best drawings from over seventy years of Vogue for this inspired volume, which features the work of hundreds of artists, from Edouard Benito, Rene Bouche, and Pierre Brissaud, to Salvador Dali. Their brilliant drawings chronicle not only fashion but also, with wit and delicacy, the international social scene.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 249 x 304 x 17.78mm | 1,320g
- 17 Nov 1997
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Revised ed.
- 211 Illustrations, black and white; 90 Illustrations, color
Table of contents
Preface by David Hockney * Introduction: A wider tradition and a particular discipline * Part One, 1923-1934: Art Deco and the artists of the Gazette du Bon Ton; Fashion Illustration and the modern movement in art * Part Two, 1935-1946: Romantic Expressionism and applied Surrealism; Vogue's eye on society in peace and war * Part Three, 1947-1983: A New Look and a continuing graphic tradition; From constant practice to occasional use
'A classic ... It is as much for the historian and the art lover as for the fashionista' - Workshop on the Web 'Art historian and painter William Packer's authorial style is simple, informative, gently inquisitive ... a timely reissue' - Robin Muir, The World of Interiors 'A very special book, something to be treasured and returned to again and again ... a perfect gift for all lovers of style, elegance and timeless fashion. If you love fashion, you'll want this as part of your collection' - Hot Brands Cool Places 'The ultimate book about fashion illustration' - Daily Telegraph 'This is, above all else, a book of drawings, just drawings: and I think it is beautiful' - David Hockney
About William Packer
William Packer writes for the Financial Times where he was principal art critic until 2004. He trained as a painter at Wimbledon School of Art and has continued as a painter, first exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1963.