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Dezeen podcast: Drawing Fashion at the Design Museum

Dezeen podcast: in this latest podcast episode for the Design Museum in London, fashion drawing collector Joelle Chariau talks to artists Mats Gustafson, Francois Berthoud, Aurore de la Morinerie and Paul Caranicas about Drawing Fashion, an exhibition of Joelle's collection on show at the museum until 6 March.

Above: drawing by Antonio Lopez

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The show includes work from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day, created for fashion houses including Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and McQueen, and collected by Chariau over the past 30 years.

Above: drawing by Francois Berthoud

The exhibition was designed by London architects Carmody Groarke (see our earlier story).

Above: drawing by Mats Gustafson

To coincide with the exhibition, a talk at the museum on Wednesday 26 January will feature milliner Stephen Jones in conversation with Drawing fashion curator Colin McDowell. Book tickets here.

Above: drawing by Aurore de la Morinerie

Exhibition photographs are by Luke Hayes.

Here are some more details from the Design Museum:

Drawing Fashion celebrates a unique collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. These original works define the fine art of illustrating fashion, from the collections of Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Poiret as well as Viktor & Rolf, Lacroix and McQueen.

The exhibition showcases fashion illustrators at their creative heights: Lepape at the beginning of the century, Gruau in the 40's and 50's, Antonio throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s, to current artists Mats Gustafson, Aurore de la Morinerie and Francois Berthoud. Film-clips, music and photography sit alongside the original illustrations to reflect not only the spirit and the style of the decades but also the wider social and cultural changes of the century.

It is the first time this collection, which was put together over the past 30 years by Joelle Chariau of Galerie Bartsch & Chariau, has been displayed.

Stephen Jones in conversation with Colin McDowell
Wednesday 26 January 2011, 7.30pm
£15 / £7.50 members

Milliner to the stars Stephen Jones will join Drawing Fashion guest curator Colin McDowell for a conversation about the inspiration behind his striking designs. Often described as whimsical yet current, his work echoes the flair of a drawn line and inspires illustration. Tickets include entry to current exhibitions before the talk.

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