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martedì 7 agosto 2012

David Downton -High Illustration

"If you find yourself in fashion you'll also find yourself out of it again, it's not possible to stay on top, fashion by nature means replacing with the new".
(David Downton)
Omaggio all'ultimo illustratore di moda contemporaneo

Un'arte spesso sottovalutata, ma amatissima dai collezionisti di moda, è l'illustrazione. Ogni epoca ha avuto i suoi talenti: da George Barbier, Eduardo García Benito e Georges Lepape, esponenti dell'Art déco, all'immenso talento di René Gruau, fino ad oggi, dove regna una sola penna, quella di David Downton.
Classe 1959, inglese (nato nel Kent), una collaborazione con la Bibbia della moda, Vogue, che lo ha reso celebre, e un tratto originalissimo: David Downton è l'ultimo illustratore di moda conosciuto a livello mondiale. Un'eleganza sopraffina, che abbellisce da tanti anni i magazine patinati.
Stupende le sue donne con cappello, dai tratti alteri e perfetti; non meno affascinanti, i suoi mille ritratti. Dal mondo della moda al cinema, sono state immortalate dalla sua matita le dive contemporanee più famose, da Julia Roberts, Catherine Deneuve, Paloma Picasso, Dita von Teese, a top model mondiali del calibro di Twiggy, Linda Evangelista, la sempre splendida Carmen Dell'Orefice, e le sue connazionali Lily Cole -fulva e formosa modella studentessa a Cambridge- ed Erin O'Connor, sua musa in una serie di ritratti. Esposizioni nei più prestigiosi musei, per i suoi ritratti ed illustrazioni di grande pregio ed estrema raffinatezza.
Tiffany, Chanel, Dior, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, tra i suoi clienti (e ho detto tutto!).
Il sogno di chi vi scrive -oltre ad essere ritratta dal suddetto (se sogno dev'essere, che sia in grande!)- sarebbe avere una casa con alle pareti le sue splendide illustrazioni.
For beauty addicted only ♥




Paloma Picasso vista da David Downton
Ritratto di Twiggy
Tributo a Carmen Dell'Orefice
Tre illustrazioni raffiguranti la top model Linda Evangelista
Ritratto della top britannica Lily Cole
Tre ritratti di Erin O'Connor
Sketch per Armani
Sketch per Adv Oscar de la Renta
Tributo ad Elizabeth Taylor, Rogue Magazine, 2011, Winter Issue
Ritratto di Julia Roberts
Cate Blanchett, Tributo per i 50 anni di Vogue Australia
Tributo a Catherine Deneuve
David Downton per Omega Lifetime
David Downton per Tiffany & Co., 2007

10 commenti:

  1. Really nice sketches!
    You are talented - but I guess you already know.
    All the best from Lina in Stockholm

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    1. Thank you very much, dear :) You made me happy with you words. Welcome and cheers from Italy ♥

      Elimina
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  2. Wow, non conoscevo questo artista, ma le sue illuistrazioni sono davvero fantastiche! :D
    Complimenti per il blog! (:

    http://www.caterina-m.blogspot.com

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    1. Concordo in pieno, io sono innamorata delle sue illustrazioni, davvero vorrei una casa tappezzata di queste opere d'arte :)
      Ti ringrazio del commento, complimenti a te per il tuo, che sto seguendo con grande interesse. Seguimi anche tu, se ti va, ne sarei felice ♥

      Elimina
  3. Such a cool post!
    Great pictures!

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    1. Absolutely amazing shoes, although maybe not my style ;) but thank you, your blog is simply marvellous!

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  4. Those illustrations are really great. I'm liking things like that!

    xx
    Darlene

    http://writingalovesong.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi, dear Darlene, you're very welcome!I like Downton's illustrations too. What about following each other? I just visited your blog, which I found amazing :) Let me know
    xx

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  6. I wouldn't call them illustrations, in my opinions they're really works of art.

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