|Halston Knit Wear, 1983|
Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan is showcasing the "Bold, beautiful and damned" fashion illustration exhibition by Tony Viramontes, 5th september to 3rd november, 2013. When Tony Viramontes made his debut in fashion illustration in the late 1970's he scored an immediate success, rapidly acquiring the kind of prestigious editorial commissions often allocated to photographers. From Lei, Per Lui in Italy, Vogue in the USA, the Face in Britain, as well as Jill Magazine, Marie Claire, Le Monde and City Magazine in France his client list exploded.
His strong and direct style was in marked contrast to the whispered visuals of the 70’s. By the time of his death in 1988 he had been offered creative control of Goldie and worked with some of the most celebrated names in fashion. Valentino loved him, as did Gaultier and Hanae Mori. He had drawn for Givenchy, Miyake, Yves Sant Laurant, Pierre Cardin, Ungaro and the House of Dior. Portraits of Isabella Rossellini, Paloma Picasso and Janet Jackson were in his portfolio.
|Jean-Paul Gaultier, 1984|
|Chanel Haute-Couture, 1984|
|"So Red The Rose" by Violeta Sanchez, 1985|
|Nina Ricci Haute Couture, 1984|
|Ron Grace, 1986|