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By Dean Rhys-Morgan
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When Tony Viramontes’ work appeared in the late
1970s, his hard and direct style of drawing was a
marked contrast to the prevailing soft-pastel school
of fashion illustration. He scored immediate success,
rapidly acquiring the kind of prestigious editorial
commissions normally given to photographers, from
Lei, Per Lui in Italy, Vogue in the USA, The Face in
Britain, and Le Monde and Le Figaro in France.
This beautiful hardcover book brings together
an extensive collection of his work, featuring
striking images of smoldering and smoky-eyed men
and women who vibrate with New Wave energy.
Viramontes worked with some of the most celebrated
names in fashion including Yves Saint Laurent,
Valentino, Chanel, Claude Montana, and Christian
• Retrospective of the artist’s work, with never-before-seen
images from his family’s private collection
• Viramontes worked for many top fashion houses, including
Versace, Chanel, and Yves Saint Laurent
• A Who’s Who of 1980s fashion and style
• With a specially written foreword by Jean-Paul Gaultier
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