Art and Fashion – David Downton
On Art News today we have picked on David Downton, who’s drawn and painted portraits of the rich and famous. We like his fashion portraits and his use of colour is timeless. Here is an extract with thanks from Vogue:
About David Downton
MICHELLE COOPER, 18 May 2011
David Downton has attended Paris Haute Couture shows for more than a decade. His illustrations chart both the back stage and front of house of the couture world. His portfolio includes portraits of models Erin O’Connor, Lily Cole, Linda Evangelista and Carmen Dell’Orfice.
- His images have appeared in newspapers and magazines all over the world.
- Commercial clients include Tiffany’s New York, SAKS 5th Avenue, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Burberry, and the British Fashion Council.
- His work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Conningsby Gallery, London (1998 and 1999) and at the Couture Voyeur show at the London College of Fashion’s Fashion Space Gallery (2006). Downton has also collaborated with supermodel Erin O’Connor on a number of occasions including shows at the Rootstein Gallery, New York (2002) and at the Joyce Ma Gallery, Palais Royal, Paris (2003).
- In 2006 he was commissioned by Browns to design its Christmas window display for its South Moulton Street store. His work has featured on the front cover of a special edition of Jane Austen’s Emma, produced by the Daily Telegraph, and on the cover of Cally Blackman’s 100 Years of Fashion Illustration (2007).
- His book, Master’s of Fashion Illustration, will be published later this year and features a collection of the work of several artists from Andy Warhol to René Bouché.
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