lil chris ft dreezy “nobody” dir mal|vision (by MAL VISION)
Whether it’s how we organise sleep, how much time we think we need, or the belief that we don’t need much, our views on sleep need to be challenged so we get real about what we need to be at our very best.
Monte Carlo travel poster; illustration by Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1960.
loving the crazy exaggerated proportions
When I was first asked to draw at the Couture shows it was a really interesting time. The first couple of seasons were in the early 90’s so I saw Couture shows designed by Gianni Versace, the last shows of Hubert de Givenchy, Gianfranco Ferre designing for Christian Dior, amongst the others: YSL, Chanel, Lacroix, Valentino, and then was lucky enough to go to John Galliano’s first and second shows for Givenchy and was working with Alexander McQueen for his first Givenchy show. All the big supermodels were still working the catwalk, but there was this big change happening of these Couture Houses being passed onto new English designers. At that time there was no internet access, and no photography, so you had to quickly sketch every outfit that came down the catwalk in case the editor decided she wanted you to draw it, because there was no other way of getting reference.
The first ever Couture show I went to was Versace, where, if I remember correctly, for this show, it seemed like every item, skirt, coat, top, bag shoes, gloves was in a different and very specific print and texture. Several prints per outfit, with, I think, two models sent down the catwalk at once. The roughs would be drawn in the hotel room in Paris that evening, after the shows, and the artwork completed by the time I returned to London. All on a tiny little hotel table and table light, stretching the paper in the bathroom, drying it with the hairdryer, and painting into the early hours of the morning. Because of Marion, I was able to go to the designers studios sometimes either before or after the shows and see fittings and sketch from them or see the clothes close up afterwards. There was an afternoon spent watching Christian Lacroix fit some of his models which was literally breathtaking. The man is such a genius, and it was a real privilege. One of those very special memories, among many, because you really realised the talents not only of the designers, but also of the people who made the clothes, the embroiderers etc. The level of craftsmanship at times was staggering. Very inspiring to see it so close.
Anti Gravity Boots
Natalie Wood and husband Robert Wagner are made up for their roles in All The Fine Young Cannibals, 1959. They had been married twice, 1957-1962 and 1972-1981. The second time they remained married until Wood’s death in 1981.