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SURFACE MAGAZINE ONLINE | 15th SEPTEMBER 2021

Bil Donovan’s Whimsical Watercolor Illustrations are Fashion World Treasures

Coinciding with London Fashion Week, a new exhibition spotlights the world’s most acclaimed fashion illustrators, one of which is Bil Donovan. As the principle artist-in-residence at Christian Dior, Donovan’s live watercolor drawings have become industry favorites for their vibrant, hand-hewn brushstrokes and impressionistic style.

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BBC CULTURAL FRONTLINE | 11th SEPTEMBER 2021

Fashion: King of Glamour Ali Mahdavi

As Fashion weeks launch around the world, The Cultural Frontline is looking at the glamour and spectacle of the world of fashion.

Photographer and artist Ali Mahdavi has photographed countless celebrities, capturing some of the world’s best known faces. He explains why he’s obsessed with unconventional beauty and old fashioned Hollywood glamour.

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SHOW STUDIO | 8TH SEPTEMBER 2021

New Exhibition Celebrates the Glamour of Fashion Illustration

The annual exhibition, Drawing on Style, held by Gray M.C.A, returns to London Fashion Week this September. Before the photograph, came the illustration. It brought fashion to the masses, and adorned the covers and pages of style bibles such as Vogue throughout the first half of the 20th century.

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FABRIC MAGAZINE | 8TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Culture Fix: September 2021

As the Capital welcomes Fashion Week, this is a suitably co-ordinating group show for the sartorial set. Celebrating rare and unseen fashion illustrations from post-war 1940s to the present day, Drawing on Style promises a showcase of exquisite drawings by a host of contemporary illustrators.

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THE TELEGRAPH | 7TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Visions of couture

Work by masters of fashion illustration is to be showcased at Drawing on Style, an exhibition during London Fashion Week at Gray MCA art gallery at Cromwell Place, south London.

THE TIMES | 3RD SEPTEMBER 2021

Drawing Inspiration

Work by illustrators including Steven Stipelman, Pierre Mourgue and David Downton will go on show at London Fashion Week from September 15.

BBC RADIO LONDON | 3RD SEPTEMBER 2021

Ali Mahdavi on BBC London ‘Jo Good Show’

The interview with Ali Mahdavi runs from 39:45 to 53:47

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TATLER | 1ST SEPTEMBER 2021

A jam-packed month of arts, culture and more

Here’s Tatler’s take on the very best of London’s events this September, including Gray MCA’s Drawing On Style exhibition taking place at Cromwell Place.

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CITIZEN FEMME | 1ST SEPTEMBER 2021

The Citizen Femme To-Do List: September

Monthly cultural crib sheet compiled by Citizen Femme. Designed for cosmopolitan globetrotters – based anywhere from London to New York – we’ve rounded up the best exhibitions to see, the films to watch, and the events to catch in your chosen city this month.

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COUNTRY & TOWNHOUSE | 30TH JULY 2021

THE MUST SEE FASHION EXHIBITIONS OF 2021

Fashion exhibitions were hit hard in 2020. The long-awaited Bags at The V&A, a retrospective dedicated to fashion’s best-loved accessory, experienced its fair share of closures, whilst the Fashion Museum Bath’s Shoephoria! was forced to postpone its showcase of over 3,000 pairs of shoes for an entire year. The good news? As the UK’s lockdown restrictions lift, museums and galleries are opening their doors to an exciting array of fashion exhibitions. These are the ones not to miss.

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ANTIQUE COLLECTING MAGAZINE | 22ND JULY 2021

FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS IN LONDON EXHIBITION

Drawing on Style, an exhibition celebrating rare and unseen fashion illustrations from post-war 1940s to the present day, is returning to London to coincide with London Fashion Week this September at London’s new hub for the Arts, Cromwell Place.

Gray M.C.A, leaders in the field of original Fashion illustration, are returning to the gallery space, following a three-year interval, with a ravishing portfolio of new and unseen work.

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MADE IN SHOREDITCH MAGAZINE | 15TH JULY 2021

DRAWING ON STYLE HOSTED BY GRAY M.C.A AT CROMWELL PLACE

‘Drawing on Style’ is an exhibition celebrating rare and unseen fashion illustrations from post-war 1940s to the present day. Presented by Gray M.C.A, the international leaders in the field of original Fashion illustration, the exhibition will showcase an assemblage of rare original works that adorned the pages of influential magazines and newspapers throughout the 20th century, capturing the iconic designs of the world’s fashion powerhouses. Exquisite illustrations by the likes of David Downton, Ali Mahdavi, Gladys Perint Palmer, Antonio Lopez, René Bouché, René Gruau and more will be on display.