Vintage Fashion Illustration

I am going to post some fashion illustrations I found in my Vogue Magazines.The most influential illustrator for me, growing up and looking at Glamour and Vogue magazines whenever i can get my hands on them was George Stavrinos. I didn’t know anything about him, but i loved to look at the architectural construction of his work.

George Stavrinos (1948-1990) was an American illustrator. Born in Somerville Massachusetts he graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1969. After a year of study abroad he began working for Pushpin Studios. Below is an advert featuring Gianfranco Ferre!!!

This next illustrator I could not find any information on them on the internet. The name is RRT Sonche. He/She drew for Vogue Magazine back in the mid-40s and Illustrated some adverts such as the one below depicting a model in a Maurice Rentner, sold at Kauffmanns:

The next Illustrator is Cuca Romley. She was born in Madrid Spain and Currently resides in New York City. Her drawings were featured in ads for kimberly Fashions.The first illustration was featured in Vogue May 1970 and the second was in Vogue March 1 1971. Cuca Romley is a well known well established artist, who has completed many shows from 1955-2010.

The next illustration i do not know who drew the picture but the combination of colors was so striking,When I saw it for the first time again in over 10 years, i instantly remembered this Dior advertisement.

I have some more illustrations including the Ruben Toledo ads for Nordstrom and the illustrations for the Manolo Blahnik shoe ads (they will be added in later). Posted below:

Manolo Blahnik Vogue Sept 2006


Manolo Blahnik -Vogue Sept 2010

Unfortunately I can not find a signature on these illustrations, so i do not know who has created them unless it is the designer himself. I love the second pair. I think they would be quite stunning when realized!!!!!!!

Ruben Toledo is the husband of Fashion Designer Isabel Toledo.They married in 1984. He draws her inspirations, then they bring them to fruition. Their relationship is truly a collaboration. Born in Cuba, he now lives in New York with his wife.

I hope you enjoyed this post…till Next time!!!!!!