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Fashion People Paperback – March, 2003

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"Gladys Perint Palmer has assembled a who's who of caricatures of designers, models, photographers, editors and assorted glitterati. The colorful and character-revealing drawings are interspersed with hilarious anecdotes and biting commentary. Even the bodyguards aren't spared."

About the Author

Gladys Perint Palmer studied Fashion Design at St. Martin's School of Art in London and Fashion Illustration at Parsons School of Design, New York. As Fashion Editor of The San Francisco Examiner, she developed a fine sense of the absurd and cultivated a true appreciation of the ridiculous - prerequisites for convering the fashion capitals of New York, Milan, Paris and London, which proved fertile ground for her pern and pencil. Palmer's writing and illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Elle, Vogue, L'Officiel and Marie Claire. Clients include Geoffrey Beene, Christian Dior, Missoni, Oscar de la Renta, Lancome, Prescriptives, Fendi and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, New York, Milan, London and San Francisco.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Assouline (March 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2843233623
  • ISBN-13: 978-2843233623
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,279,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is amusing if you're interested in fashion. Palmer captures moments during the shows and other times of designers, models, the media, etc in a very quirky illustrating style and witty captions. The one thing that detracts from this is that this book will probably be only of interest with those people who are in 'the know' (a very cliched way to put it but I can't think of anything else!) with fashion - that is those who are in the industry, as she doesn't do straight out celebrities (don't expect to find sketches of Nicole Kidman or Beyonce preening themselves in the front row) but more the 'celebrities' of fashion like Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, Polly Mellen, Anna Piaggi, etc.

This book would probably outrightly bore those who are interested in the shopping-fashion-celebrities sort of arena - instead it is more suited for those who are interested in an industry viewpoint of fashion. She pokes a lot of fun at people - nothing at all malice, but it is an entertaining book.
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Fashion People and the illustrations show great wit and talent. It brings the reader front and center to fashion and the people who are the great fashion makers of the world. The book will appeal to all the fashion inspired people of the world and shows great inspiration for designers, illustraters and merchandisers. Gladys Perint Palmer is an icon in fashion illustration and the book proves it.
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By DavidJ on March 22, 2015
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A perfect way to talk about fashion - the illustrations are all charm and style. The fashion industry needs more of this kind of wit.
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Cute book..Not any technique but fun to read on a trip or in the subway
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