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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 beautifully produced collection that celebrates the richness of fashion drawing in Vogue
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.
'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