Tokyo: Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd., 1985. 1st Edition. Small folio, publisher's printed stiff paper wraps, original illustrated dust jacket.
Compilation of illustration by 15 fashion designers and commercial illustrators active in New York throughout the 1970s and early 80s, including Nuyorican fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. Lopez came to New York from Puerto Rico as a child and attended the High School of Music and Art and FIT. Over the years, he worked at the New York Times, Women's Wear Daily, and in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, and his work appeared regularly in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview and Harper's Bazaar. His stylized portraits and flamboyant use of color set the mold for 80s fashion illustrators. Other epochal illustrators selected for inclusion by Japanese airbrush artist Pater Sato are: Pedro Barrios, George Stavrinos, Mats Gustavson, William Reiser, and more. Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white plates; with an introductory text by Lopez and an afterword by Sato, and illustrator bios. Text in English and Japanese. With two original dust jackets, one in English and one in Japanese. Light edgewear to unclipped dust jackets. Near fine. Item #2745