THE LINE OF FASHION IN NYC

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Illustrations by Kenneth Paul Block, Alvaro, Bil Donovan and Steven Broadway

After the 1960s when fashion photography started to dominate the pages of magazines such as Vogue, illustration was used to capture the looks of the day.

For decades, a sure, knowing line, and a whoosh of colour defined a look, an attitude, and even an era. And then, from around 1963, photography began to take off and the reign of fashion illustration was over.

With the 'The Line of Fashion', (April 1 to May 2), the Society of Illustrators in association with The Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation hope to pay tribute to illustrators Kenneth Paul Block, René Bouché, Antonio, Eric, Joe Eula, JC Leyendecker, Mel Odom, George Stavrinos, Michael Vollbracht and many other great fashion artists who wait patiently for the world's great museums to open their doors and welcome them.