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Since its inception over 10 years ago Gray M.C.A has featured in the national and international media including: The Financial Times ‘How to Spend it’, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Tatler, Town & Country, Country & Town House,  The World of Interiors, Elle,  Elle Decoration, Country Life,  The English Home, Homes & Gardens, House & Garden, The Mayfair Magazine, ES Magazine  The Times, The Sunday Times,  The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Art Newspaper, Reuters TV, BA High Life, EuroStar Metropolitan.

Recent coverage for Drawing On Style exhibition.

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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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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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.