The glamour and excitement of the Parisian fashion scene explodes onto the page in these bold portraits and drawings of Paris by rising star and couture insider Marc-Antoine Coulon.
With an unwavering hand and a riot of color, Marc-Antoine Coulon captures Paris fashion on and off the runway. His pared-down, ultra-glamorous sketches–portraits of designers, screen stars, and his favorite Parisian haunts from day to night–are rendered here with incisive and unique artistry. Coulon’s watercolors, collages, and sketches, paired with handwritten observations and pithy quotations, transcend the page. The artist’s distinctive style–inspired by the great masters René Gruau and Erté–is both timeless and iconic, with a decidedly contemporary edge that is at once elegant, sexy, vibrant, and witty.
Fashion icon Ines de la Fressange acknowledges his artistic courage: with a bold, saturated background, a confident brushstroke, or the force of negative space, his drawings sublimate his subjects–whether a dress, a monument, or a celebrity.
As fashion illustration enjoys a renaissance in magazines and couture campaigns, Coulon’s drawings have been commissioned by everyone from Vogue to Dior to private collectors. They offer readers a joyful and breathless tour of everything fashionable in Paris.