Antonio

Today’s lesson in fashion history features the exciting work of fashion illustrator, Antonio (aka Antonio Lopez).

Born 1943 (same year as my Dad), we lost him in 1987 to the same disease which took my best friend and an entire generation of some of the world’s finest artists, writers, comedians, dancers, friends, neighbors, brothers, dads, and friends. (Yes, I said ‘friends’ twice.)

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As The Fashion Book says, “His work dominated fashion illustration for a decade, encouraging a discipline that had diminished throughout the 1950s.”

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Paris in the 70s must have been a BLAST for Antonio and his friends; Grace Jones, Tina Chow, Karl Lagerfeld, and others.

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