A few months ago my sister gifted me the beautiful book Masters of Fashion Illustration. The artists featured are incredibly talented, and represent some of their respective century’s most iconic lifestyles and fashions. I love the clean lines and stunning forms of their art. There’s something so unique and lovely about fashion illustrations. They have the unique ability of looking like a complete piece of art with little more than a few strokes and blocks of color. From Blossac and Drian, to Erte, Marshall, and Vertes, the book chronicles the most influential fashion illustrators from the turn of the century to the 90s. It’s quite stunning.
One artist mentioned in the book is Bob Peak, who’s style was instantly recognizable to me from an old copy of Thoroughly Modern Millie I read as a girl. Of course there’s also the iconic My Fair Lady movie poster Peak created in 1964. Such stunning and pieces, full of energy, color and class.