Supported by Escada, the Design Museum presents Drawing Fashion celebrating fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The original illustrations from Chanel, Dior, Viktor&Rolf and Comme des Garçons define the fine art discipline. The exhibition will also feature film-clips, show reels, music clips and photographs. The collection of fashion illustrations is put together by Joelle Chariau of Galerie Bartsch & Chriau.

Drawing Fashion will be on display from 3rd November 2010 until 6th March 2011. Exclusive talks events will take place with Colin McDowell, Manolo Blahnik, and Stephen Jones. Lepape at the beginning of the century, Gruau in the 40’s and 50’s, Antonio throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s, to current artists Mats Gustafson, Aurore de la Morinerie and Francois Berthoud. Film-clips, news reels, music and photography will sit alongside the original illustrations to reflect not only the spirit and the style of the decades but also the wider social and cultural changes of the century.

It will be the first time this collection, which was put together over 30 years by Joelle Chariau of Galerie Bartsch & Chariau, has been displayed.

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