Fashion has been depicted since ancient times, but fashion drawings only have become an independent genre of art with the rise of fashion magazines in the 20th century. The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg now presents over 200 masterpieces of fashion drawings of a whole century. The exhibition is running until May 3, 2015 and exposes more than 200 drawings that celebrate the creations of the big names of haute-couture: from Paul Poiret and Coco Chanel to Christian Dior, up to and including Christian Lacroix, Alexander McQueen, Yohji Yamamoto and Comme des Garçons.
Let yourself be guided through the epochs: The extravagant Art Déco of the tens and twenties of the 20th century is followed by the dignified tastefulness of the thirties and forties. The next decades are represented by their outstanding illustrators: the fifties by René Gruau (1909-2004), the sixties to eighties by the New Yorker Antonio (Antonio Lopez, 1943-1987) followed by the Swede Mats Gustafson (*1951), the Swiss FrançoisBerthoud (*1961) and, the youngest artist on show, the Parisian Aurore de La Morinerie (*1962).