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Recent coverage for Drawing On Style exhibition.

DESIGN WEEK | 23RD SEPTEMBER 2021

Fashion illustrator Gladys Perint Palmer: “How many ways can one draw a blazer?”

The illustrator talks to Design Week ahead of a new exhibition about breaking into the industry and why it’s more fun to draw haute couture than “wearable clothes”.

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COUNTRY & TOWN HOUSE | 23RD SEPTEMBER 2021

An Interview with World-Renowned Fashion Illustrator Gladys Perint Palmer

The Drawing in Style 2021 exhibition features a star-studded line-up, with fashion illustrators from all over the world making an appearance on the proverbial runway. We sat down with Gladys Perint Palmer, one of the most prominent fashion illustrators of the modern age, to talk about the exhibition, LFW and her career to date.

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LOVERBOY | 21ST SEPTEMBER 2021

Having just moved apartment, Loverboy has gotten to thinking about who will be adorning our walls in this new era. Grace? Obviously. Mugler? Present. Hockney? Duh! Another person who will be giving our apartment life with his iconic fashion illustrations is queer artist Antonio Lopez.

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LUXURY LONDON | 22ND SEPTEMBER 2021

As a new exhibition of his work opens in South Kensington, veteran fashion illustrator David Downton reflects on lockdown, fashion week and his most memorable sitters

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DAZED ONLINE | 21ST SEPTEMBER 2021

The influential fashion illustrator who ‘transformed’ Jerry Hall and Grace Jones, and whose work inspired collections by Anna Sui and Chloé, is celebrated in a new exhibition, Drawing on Style.

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BBC RADIO LONDON | 21ST SEPTEMBER 2021

The interview with David Downton runs from 40 minutes.

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EVENING STANDARD ONLINE | 17th SEPTEMBER 2021

Fashion illustration fans, this is one for you. Come for a sampling of never-before-seen fashion illustrations from post-war 1940s through to today. Immerse yourself in the brushstrokes of David Downtown and have a chance to buy work from artists Gladys Perint Palme and Steven Stipelman for the first time.

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EVENING STANDARD | 17th SEPTEMBER 2021

It’s the return of catwalks and this year everyone’s invited. From the hottest parties to the coolest in-store collections. Joe Bromley picks the unmissable dates for a seriously stylish London Fashion Week.

GUARDIAN ONLINE | 17th SEPTEMBER 2021

Drawing on Style is an exhibition celebrating rare and unseen fashion illustrations from the 1930s to the present day. Highlights of the exhibition, many of which have never gone on public view before, include works by contemporary master David Downton, the glamour of fifties couture drawn by René Gruau, work by René Bouché, known for his illustrations for Vogue, and the contemporary works of both Jason Brooks and artist-in-residence for Dior, Bill Donovan.

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THE GLOSS | 17th SEPTEMBER 2021

A New Exhibition Celebrates the Fashion World’s Most Influential Illustrators

London Fashion week opens today as does “Drawing On Style” an impressive exhibition celebrating the work of influential fashion illustrators from René Grauau to David Downton.

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WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY | 17th SEPTEMBER 2021

Gladys Perint Palmer Grabs the Spotlight With London Show, Masterclass

The fashion illustrator, whose work is on show, and who’ll be teaching students virtually, remains fascinated by life’s imperfections.

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MAIL ONLINE | 16th SEPTEMBER 2021

Dame Joan Collins, 88, wows in an intricately embroidered jacket and sleek black ensemble during chic appearance at London art exhibition

The Golden Globe Award winner appeared to be in high spirits as she chatted away to actress Virginia Bates, photographer Ali Mahdavi, illustrator David Downton and dancer Eric Underwood.

On its website, the presentation is described as ‘a curated buying exhibition celebrating original fashion illustration by the masters of the genre from the 20th century and today.

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