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Laurence King Publishing
By David Downton
8 3 ⁄4 × 111 ⁄2 in in; 224 pp, 200 color illustrations pp; Paperback
August 2012 ISBN 9781856698399 ISBN10 1856698394
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This lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed book
celebrates the colorful lives and dazzling work of the great
twentieth-century fashion illustrators, as chosen by one of
today’s leading fashion artists, David Downton.
The book concludes with a portfolio of David
Downton’s own work, featuring drawings of the Paris
haute couture shows and portraits of contemporary icons
such as Dita Von Teese and Linda Evangelista. Many of
the stunning images in Masters of Fashion Illustration have
not been seen since they were first published.
• Luxurious coffee-table book on the greats
of fashion illustration
• Written by celebrated fashion illustrator David Downton
• Fashion illustration is undergoing a renaissance
• Features an eclectic mix of styles from Erté to Andy Warhol
• A must for anyone who bought 100 Years of
Over the last decade, David Downton has gained a reputation as one
of the world’s leading fashion artists. His classically elegant, yet highly
contemporary images have led to a hugely successful career working
with, among others, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, V magazine, Chanel,
Tiff any’s New York, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harrods, TopShop, Lancôme,
and the V&A Museum.
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