René Gruau: legendary fashion illustrator

Ollie Searle Reader Find

By Ollie Searle in New Illustration on Tuesday 22 January 2013

René Gruau became one of the best known artists of the Haute Couture world during the 1940s and 50s, working with a variety of high-style magazines such as Marie-Claire and L’Officiel. But it was his creative collaboration with Christian Dior and the House of Dior that really sealed his reputation.

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Richard Haines: gorgeous fashion illustrations

Ollie Searle Reader Find

By Ollie Searle in New Art on Thursday 17 January 2013

If you love fashion illustration and you haven’t heard of Richard Haines, then you should check out his successful blog: What I Saw Today. He is an artist with real integrity, where smudges ooze personality onto the paper.

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Chesley McLaren

Contributions Reader Find

By Eve Politanoff in New Illustration on Friday 28 January 2011

Fashion Follies is a pictorial frolic of the masterful, theatrical and P.T. Barnums of our time. Chesley McLaren creates a Valentines to the fashion world: the good, the bad, and the incredible!

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Stina Persson

Clare Hillier Reader Find

By Clare Hillier in New Illustration on Wednesday 8 September 2010

Superstar illustrator and artist, Stina Persson, is renowned for her dripping watercolour works: which are sensual, feminine, sumptuous. Her work has been commissioned by big corporates like Coca-Cola, Absolute Vodka and Face Boutique. It also regularly graces the pages of Vogue Nippon and Harper’s Baazar. On the eve of her next solo show, Perfectly Flawed, […]

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Megan Russell’s patterned illos

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Thursday 10 July 2008

Maryland’s MICA just seems to be cranking out the talent this year! Recent grad, Megan Russell, creates quite lovely, intricate, densely pattern-based illustrations. With a polished portfolio that runs the gamut from editorial to set design to fashion, she is clearly a versatile illustrator. Be sure to check out her Narrrative-Book section as there are some especially wonderful illustrations composed of multiple vignettes colliding all over the page to create quite lively narrative tapestries.

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