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Executive Director of Fashion School Featured in European Exhibits this Summer

Gladys Perint-Palmer, Executive Director of the Academy of Art University School of Fashion, will have her illustrations featured in several current or upcoming European exhibits and publications.

Gladys’ lively illustrations will be part of an upcoming 150th Anniversary Album for the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London. The V&A, one of the world’s foremost museums of art and design, invited 150 leading designers, architects, photographers, fashion designers and artists to contribute a page for the commemorative piece.

Three of Gladys’ illustrations were also included in the recently-published book 100 Years of Fashion Illustration by Cally Blackman (Laurence King Publishing). This 384-page book is a visual feast of 400 fashion illustration images from the past century. To coincide with book’s publication, William Ling and the new Fashion Illustration Gallery (FIG) in London held an exhibition of rare and precious drawings that included a select group of illustrators featured in Blackman’s book. The selected drawings are featured alongside the work of Cecil Beaton, Manolo Blahnik, Rene Bouche, Carl Erickson and Rene Gruau. This month, the exhibition moves to The Summer Fair Olympia, an art and antiques event with close to 300 international exhibitors.

Printemps, a leading department store in Paris, will be exhibiting 31 of the fashion school’s Executive Director’s original drawings as part of their summer event, “The French Fashion Touch.” The event is designed to take the visiting tourist on an in-store tour of the best in contemporary French culture. Gladys’ selected illustrations are of French fashion and personalities from her years covering the Fashion Week shows in Paris. Also included are photographer Jean-Michel Berts, upscale French cable channel Paris Première, La Belle Ecole, the first school in Europe to specialize in French étiquette classes, and Alain Ducasse, the famous four-star French chef.

In addition to overseeing the Academy’s School of Fashion, Gladys is a writer and fashion illustrator for many high-profile publications and fashion houses. She regularly contributes to publications like the London Sunday Times, Talk Magazine, and The New Yorker and does fashion illustration for clients such as Christian Dior, Missoni and Versace.


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