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Since the publication of its first edition in 1910, Women’s Wear Daily has long been considered the bible of fashion. From 1960 to 1991, illustration was prominently featured in this daily report. Fairchild’s staff of illustrators was able to capture the spirit of the moment—be it glamour, the space age, naiveté, or exotica. The illustrations were not necessarily meant to sell the fashion, but rather to comment on it and predict consumer reaction. WWD Illustrated: 1960s–1990s is a comprehensive volume that celebrates the Fairchild artists’ contribution to fashion.
Posted December 12, 2003
I just finished reading WWD Illustrated by Michele Wesen Bryant, and found it an absolute pleasure to read as well as look at. The book is exquisitely set out from typeset to illustrations and an absolute joy. There is a wonderful range and diversity to the illustrations with extremely insightful connections made between the fine arts movement and fashion illustration. With fashion illustration being so 'in vogue' currently with many high profile designers using illustrations for thier advertising campaigns, it is invaluable to be able to put thier work into a historical context. I whole heartedly recommend this book from a visual as well as an intellectual and historical perspective.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.