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The biggest fashion illustrators from the 20th and 21st centuries are on show at the Design Museum London until 6th march. Art meets fashion.

It is only right that the country that gave us Jasper Morrison, Sir Norman Foster and the Austin Mini should be hometo the first museum in the world devoted to design. And we have Sir Terence Conran to thank for it. In 1989, he founded the Design Museum in former warehouses on Bankside, to celebrate fashion, graphics, architecture, interior design and industry. It is currently exhibiting fashion illustrations from the personal collection of Munich gallery owner, Joëlle Chariau. These gems of illustrated elegance portray the work of fashion designers from the 20th and 21st centuries. Paul Poiret classics, drawn by Georges Lepape.

The New Look by Dior, brought to life by René Gruau. The great fashion movements from the 1960s to the 1980s, as seen in the bright colours of Antonio (photo). Enlightened visions of contemporary fashion by Mats Gustafson, Aurore de la Morinerie and François Berthoud. Illustrations of creations by Alexander McQueen, Viktor & Rolf, Comme des Garçons or Christian Lacroix take to the catwalk. Delightful designs to die for.

> "Drawing Fashion", Design Museum.

Production : Catherine Bézard

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