Who’s Pussy Footing Around?

When I met Jason Brooks and David Downton at the Fashion Illustration event, back in December, they also had a selection of second hand illustration books. I managed to pick up this really cute one on Andy Warhol (which you can still purchase second hand) :

Andy Warhol, Fashion Illustration

You generally don’t think passed his silkscreens, as they’re so iconic, but these early illustrations, when Andy worked for the likes of Harpers Bazaar and Vogue, are really gorgeous.

Simon Doonan, in the foreward of the book, writes:

” Andy loved flowers. And ladies shoes. And beauty and shopping and drag queens and Russell Wright china and Florine Stettheimer and Carmen Mirandaa and gossping on the phone and American culture and Liz and Marilyn and cookie jars and flirty boys and naughty girls.”

Oh the shoes – the shoes are magnificent!

Andy Warhol, Shoe illustration

“When I used to do shoe drawings for the magazines, I would get a certain amount for each shoe, so then I would count up my shoes to figure out how much I was going to get. I lived by the number of shoe drawings – when I counted them I knew how much money I had”. Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, Shoe Illustration

Andy Warhol, Shoe Illustration

Andy Warhol, Shoe Illustration

Andy Warhol, Shoe Illustration

Andy Warhol, Shoe Illustration

Andy Warhol, Shoe illustration

and, since there seem to be quite a few Fall 2012 shoe illustrations knocking around, why not throw some  future stars into the mix:

Samantha Hahn from Refinery29:

Samantha Hahn, Alexander McQueen Shoes

Samantha Hahn, Alexander Wang boots

Samantha Hahn, Balenciaga Shoes

Samantha Hahn, Chanel Shoes

my favourite lady Bernadette Pascua from Decade Diary:

Bernadette Pascua, shoe

Bernadette Pascua shoe

Bernadette Pascua, Decade Diary, Shoe

and you couldn’t possibly finish without some illustrations from the masters themselves:

Christian Louboutin:

Christian Louboutin, Shoe illustrations

Christian Louboutin, Shoe Illustrations

Manolo Blahnik:

Manolo Blahnik shoe illustration, Vogue Jan 1992

Manolo Blahnik, shoe designs

Manolo Blahnik, Shoe designs

Shoes to dream about!

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