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09-03-2008
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Drawing Fashion: The Art of Kenneth Paul Block
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Drawing Fashion: The Art of Kenneth Paul Block
Drawing Fashion: The Art of Kenneth Paul Block is the first monograph on the work of the artist, one of the most influential fashion illustrators of the twentieth century. Kenneth Paul Block made his mark after graduating from Parson's at Women's Wear Daily in the 1950s. There he witnessed and recorded one of the most important periods in fashion history---the post-war shift of couture fashion to prêt-a-porter. Attending all of the shows in Paris, London, Milan and New York, Block was the first on the scene, drawing the latest trend-setting styles from such esteemed houses as Balenciaga, Chanel and YSL. He was also one of the first to document up-and-coming designers Marc Jacobs, Perry Ellis and Halston. Additionally, Block reported on some of the most fabulous parties of the time capturing images of fashion icons Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Babe Paley; making this collection a true historical representation of the time. With a foreword by Yves Saint Laurent and an introduction by Isaac Mizrahi this beautiful book of drawings, watercolors and observations are a true collector’s item and a great addition to any coffee table.

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mon·o·graph /ˈmɒnəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
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Beautiful rapid lines...


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article on new NY mag, Art & Soul
http://www.phil-butler.com/2007/11/29/artandsoul-debut/

So often you find fashion illustrations not super highly detailed
I remember there was a reason for this...
but it's wonderful anyway seeing this kind of speed illust

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^^ Yes... What an interesting man- I didn't know of him until he died- has anyone seen his book(s)?

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No more talk about this man? I recent know him and adore his work

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Yes- I would love to see more of his work...

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