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.
This inspired volume 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.
'This is, above all else, a book of drawings, just drawings: and I think it is beautiful'
'The ultimate book about fashion illustration'
'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