Swoon Worthy II
Blair. Chuck Nitzberg, collage with gouache and acetate. (1980)
Lavender Sweatpants. Chuck Nitzberg, gouache and pencil. (2008)
So popular are these illustrations as a staple of fashion, I’ve assembled some additional swoon worthy sketches. And for the hard core enthusiasts, take a look at the master himself, Kenneth Paul Block, who recently passed away. The Hauteur of Fashion Illustration.
The Bumble Bee Girl. Karen Santry, oil on rosewood (2007)
Untitled Cocktail Party. Illustration by Eric. (1944)
What’s captivating about these drawings is that they never look dated, lending them a certain timelessness.
Giant Versace, Antonio Lopez. (Unknown year)
The exhibit featured fashion illustrations when they were at their peak in the forties and fifties — as well as notable sketches from as recently as this year — all focusing on illustration as a means to communicate fashion.
Untitled. McClelland Barclay, advertisement for Hummingbird Hosiery. (ca. forties)