Original Hilary Knight Vanity Fair Watercolor Illustration
Hilary Knight Original Christian LaCroix Watercolor Illustration.
Item Number: 95330
Rare original watercolor fashion illustration by American artist Hilary Knight for Vanity Fair. Knight was flown to Paris by Vanity Fair in 2006 to attend Paris Fashion Week, where he illustrated models from Armani, Dior, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix and Ricardo Tischi. In an envelope affixed to the rear of the framed piece is the original tissue guard featuring an inscription in Knight’s hand, “Jan 24 5pm Christian LaCroix Ecole Nationale 14 Rue Bonaparte” and an arrow pointing to the gold glitter beneath the model’s feet, “actual gold dust used on the runway.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 17 inches.
American writer and artist Hilary Knight illustrated more that 50 books and authored nine. He became best known as the illustrator for Kay Thompson's Eloise series and also created original artwork for a variety of clients including greeting cards, fashion advertisements, record albums and posters for Broadway musicals. Early in his career, Knight painted murals in private homes and entered the field of magazine illustration starting with Mademoiselle in 1952, followed by House & Garden, Gourmet, McCalls, and Woman's Home Companion among others.