Author: Megan Hess
About the book:
A stunning exploration of fashion's premier art form with internationally renowned illustrator Megan Hess.
Hundreds of hours, many expert hands and unimaginable metres of fabric: couture is truly wearable art, where creativity and craftsmanship collide. Megan Hess has spent her career documenting fashion's most beautiful people, places and pieces. In The Illustrated World of Couture, she brings to life its most important - and intriguing - art form, with fascinating insights and exceptional illustrations.
Worn by only a handful of people worldwide, couture still has incredible influence, even beyond the traditional boundaries of fashion. In this unique collection, follow Megan through the intricate details, multifaceted inspirations and dramatic shows that define the couture experience. Let her introduce you to the generations of creators who conceive and craft these fantastical garments, and the collectors who treasure them. And travel with her to the exclusive ateliers and glamorous events of the world's fashion capitals to see how couture is both designed and displayed.
Megan Hess invites you to discover The Illustrated World of Couture in this essential volume for all fashion devotees.
About the author:
An initial career in graphic design evolved into art direction for some of the world's leading design agencies. In 2008, Hess illustrated the New York Times number-one selling book Sex and the City, written by Candace Bushnell. She has since illustrated portraits for Vanity Fair and The New York Times, created animations for Prada in Milan, and illustrated the windows of Bergdorf Goodman in New York. Megan has also illustrated live for bespoke fashion shows around the world including Fendi at Milan Fashion Week, Viktor & Rolf and Christian Dior Couture.
Her other renowned clients include Givenchy, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Prada and Cartier.
Megan is the author of five bestselling fashion books and three picture books for children.
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