Bold, Beautiful and Damned: The World of 1980s Fashion by Dean Rhys-Morgan PDF

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By Dean Rhys-Morgan

Whilst Tony Viramontes' paintings seemed within the overdue Seventies, his not easy and direct type of drawing used to be a marked distinction to the present soft-pastel tuition of favor representation. He scored quick luck, swiftly buying the type of prestigious editorial commissions ordinarily given to photographers, from Lei, consistent with Lui in Italy,Vogue within the united states, The Face in Britain, and Le Monde and Le Figaro in France.This appealing hardcover e-book brings jointly an in depth choice of his paintings, that includes remarkable photographs of smoldering and smoky-eyed women and men who vibrate with New Wave strength. Viramontes labored with one of the most celebrated names in style together with Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Chanel, Claude Montana, and Christian Dior. His pictures, from the photos of Paloma Picasso and Isabella Rossellini to the album covers he conceived for Arcadia and Janet Jackson, completely catch the temper of the Nineteen Eighties membership and type scene.

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The invitations Viramontes SATISFACTION. ROME, 1984 THE RENOWNED CLOTHESHORSE TINA CHOW PROVIDED VIRAMONTES WITH HIS FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE FASHIONABLE WORLD OF HAUTE COUTURE. POLAROIDS BY VIRAMONTES. NEW YORK, c. 1982 OPPOSITE: LISABETH GARBER NEVER INTERESTED IN THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, VIRAMONTES ADORED MODEL LISABETH GARBER. IN THIS UNFINISHED PORTRAIT SKETCH HE GRAPPLES WITH HER PROFILE, UNABLE TO LAY DOWN HER NOSE TO HIS 31 designed for his annual presentations quickly became collectors’ items and the hottest tickets in town.

Givenchy’s designs were epitom omized by his mastery of the ‘little black dress’, which he presented in a variety of chic styles and fabrics, fr from ribbed cotton piqué to Italian satin. FINE LINES BY THE MEANS OF A FEW FREE AND EXPRESSIVE STROKES, VIRAMONTES ALLOWED VIEWERS TO CLIMB INTO HIS DRAWINGS AND FILL IN THE DETAILS WITH THEIR OWN IMAGINATIONS. HERE HE EFFORTLESSLY CONVEYS THE RIPPLING DRAPERY OF A PLEATED CRÊPE EVENING DRESS BY EMANUEL UNGARO. PARIS, 1984 EMMANUEL UNGARO A protégé of master couturier Balenciaga, Emmanuel Ungaro learned from him a passion for cutting and draping cloth to fit and flatter the body.

Pioneering new directions to shake up the viewer, Tony developed his style continuously and he became a master of diverse drawing techniques and media: pencil, charcoal, ink, gouache and collage. Occasionally he even used lipsticks, eyebrow pencils and other cosmetics in place of crayons. Tony’s drawings were successful because they were completely contemporary. Just when the realism of photography seemed to have triumphed over drawing, Viramontes – with lines as lean as his elongated models – succeeded in bringing fashion illustration back to the fore.

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