Fashion Drawing in Vogue

Fashion Drawing in Vogue

  1. William Packer
  2. Preface by David Hockney
  • ISBN 9780500275283
  • 30.40 x 24.90 cm
  • Paperback
  • 240pp
  • 301 Illustrations, 90 in colour
  • First published 2010
‘This is, above all else, a book of drawings, just drawings: and I think it is beautiful’ – David Hockney
‘The ultimate book about fashion illustration’ – The Daily Telegraph
‘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
‘Art historian and painter William Packer’s authorial style is simple, informative, gently inquisitive … a timely reissue’ – Robin Muir, The World of Interiors
‘A classic … It is as much for the historian and the art lover as for the fashionista’ – Workshop on the Web

A beautifully produced collection of fashion illustration celebrating the richness of fashion drawing in Vogue magazine

The celebration of the art of looking good has always demanded talent, vision and style, and the artists recruited to fill the pages of Vogue since 1909 – when it was taken over by Condé Nast – have possessed these qualities in abundance.

Their brilliant drawings chronicle not only fashion but also, with wit and delicacy, the whole comedy of manners that is the international social round. William Packer, painter, writer and art critic,
has collected the very best drawings from seven decades (1920s–80s) of Vogue.

Features the work of hundreds of artists, including: Edouard Benito, René Bouché, Pierre Brissaud, Salvador Dalí, Jean Dupas, ‘Eric’, Polly Francis, Ruth Grafstrom, René Gruau, Paul Iribe, Tom Keogh, Georges Lepape, André Marty, Harriet Meserolae, Jean Patou, Douglas Pollard, Marcel Vertès and John Ward.