Fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty first centuries

Works from the private collection of Joelle Chariau, on show at London's Design Museum
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François Berthoud, Loves me Loves me Not, Myla UK (2001)

1 / 7 François Berthoud, Loves me Loves me Not, Myla UK (2001)

Antonio, Karl Largerfeld, Vogue France (1972)

2 / 7 Antonio, Karl Largerfeld, Vogue France (1972)

Aurore de la Morinerie. Couture I (2010)

3 / 7 Aurore de la Morinerie. Couture I (2010)

Georg Lepape, Feuillets d'art (1916)

4 / 7 Georg Lepape, Feuillets d'art (1916)

Mats Gustafson. Red Dress, Yohji Yamamoto (1999)

5 / 7 Mats Gustafson. Red Dress, Yohji Yamamoto (1999)

Antonio. Joanne Landis Carnegie Hall Studio, New York Times Magazine (1967)

6 / 7 Antonio. Joanne Landis Carnegie Hall Studio, New York Times Magazine (1967)

Bouché. Portrait of Mona Bismarck, Vogue US

7 / 7 Bouché. Portrait of Mona Bismarck, Vogue US


Joelle Chariau, owner of Munich art gallery Bartsch & Chariau, is currently exhibiting her extensive collection of fashion illustrations at London's Design Museum. The collection, which has been gathered over the past 30 years, includes works that are 100 years old.

Colin McDowell, the eminent fashion historian and author, has curated Drawing Fashion (until 6 March 2011). Highlights include original works by fashion house giants such as Dior, Viktor & Rolf, Alexander McQueen and Chanel. Many of the illustrations, including those by illustrator Antonio, have been featured in the elite fashion magazines like Vogue and Elle. Video clips, news reels, music and photography compliment the illustrations on display.


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