Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dior's Illustrator, Bil Donovan











Dior has recently hired its first in-house illustrator, Bil Donovan. Lucky guy! "His duties will include illustrating at special events, consulting on new products and acting as a brand ambassador. Donovan has worked at Vogue and Italian Elle and he also lived in Paris many years ago as a designer. Currently, he teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, but he will always maintain an affinity for Paris."

I adore his illustrative style. When I look at these paintings, I feel like I've entered a story, a moment, and somehow, I want to be a part of it...

Do you recognize who has been depicted in this first image?

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16 comments:

  1. It is his muse Audrey Hepburn. His work is so beautiful. I really want a book of all these stunning illustrations.

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  2. audrey of course!
    such charming illustrations

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  3. it could only be audrey, esp the middle of the illo which is her pose from Sabrina. Love his work, great post!

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  4. That's true, Mary Jo. and I adore that movie!

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  5. First image - Audrey of course!

    Such fluid, vivid, inspiring illustrations - makes me hear music when I look at them.

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  6. the first one is Holly GoLightly for sure (as played by Audrey, of course...)

    Is that second one Edith Head of the Dress Doctor?

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  7. I'm not sure, that could be! I went onto his site to find out, but he didn't let on who was depicted...

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  8. Yes, That Is certainly is Edith, showing up at Ginger Roger's Ice Cream party wearing a black cocktail ensemble while Ginger was wearing a casual gingham dress. So I decided to make the whole party gingham themed to accentuate Edith's chicness.

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  9. Wonderful! Thank you for the comment. You are very, very talented - and I just adore your work!

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  10. I agree with Style Redux 2, I'd buy an illustration book of Mr. Donovan's in a heart beat...they are incredibly beautiful

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  11. Im Flattered, Thank you for the compliment and thank you for promoting fashion illustration.

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  12. Bill i adore you!!!
    Will never forget the time i was modeling for your illustration classes @ FIT. best time. You are a genius and an eternal inspiration!!!

    Leonid Gurevich

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  14. I admire you fashion illustrations.They are wonderfull!!!

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