Saturday, 9 March 2013

Art in Fashion: Gladys Perint Palmer

Before fashion photography existed, illustrators were an important part of the fashion industry, it was their work that was featured in only the best magazines because there was no campaign ads.
Today fashion illustration is still important but to the masses who follow fashion it has unfortunately lost its value; art collectors and art lovers are still attracted to fashion illustration.
I personally adore them and wish I had a collection to hang around the house.

I couple of months ago I did a feature about fashion illustrator Tanya Ling. I am constantly on the look out for discovering fashion illustrators. Today I bring you the works of illustrator Gladys Perint Palmer.

Picture Credit: Gladys Perint Palmer

Hungarian born Perint Palmer is a fashion illustrator graduate from CSM and also went on to study at Parsons where she continued the focus on illustration. In the early 1980s she was appointed Fashion Editor at San Francisco Examiner. Since their her career has grown massively and is now recognised as an esteemed illustrator, writer and is the Executive Director of Fashion at San Francisco's Academy of Art.
Her works have been published internationally in the press and have appeared in prints such as Vogue, The Sunday Times and The New Yorker; her advertising clients include Dior, Chanel and Valentino, to name a few. Having exhibited all over the world Perint Palmer is internationally known in both the art and fashion world, even if I have only just come across her work. 

Picture Credits: Gladys Perint Palmer

These illustrations are just a few of my favourites of the portraits that Perint Palmer has drawn.
They are all recognisable people, can you guess who they are?
These are just a select few out of the thousands of illustrations that Perint Palmer has done.
To see more of her work check out her blog - you wont be disappointed!


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