Since the publication of its first edition in 1910, Women's Wear Daily has long been considered the bible of fashion. From 1960 to 1991, illustration was prominently featured in this daily report. Fairchild's staff of illustrators was able to capture the spirit of the moment—be it glamour, the space age, naiveté, or exotica. The illustrations were not necessarily meant to sell the fashion, but rather to comment on it and predict consumer reaction. WWD Illustrated: 1960s-1990s is a comprehensive volume that celebrates the Fairchild artists' contribution to fashion.
• Artwork from artists such as Pedro Barrios, Kenneth Paul Block, Antonio Lopez, Robert Passantino, Steven Stipelman, as well as many others, that chronicles lifestyles, social history, and culture while showing the relationship between fashion illustration and movements in fine art
• Drawing techniques and use of illustrations to comment on fashion and predict consumer reaction
• The Sixties
• The Seventies
• The Eighties
• The Nineties
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Michele Wesen Bryant
teaches fashion design, drawing and digital courses at Parsons School of Fashion and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. She was also a visiting Professor at Istanbul Technical University, FIT at Polimoda Florence, and Parsons Paris. Bryant has given special presentations on visual culture at Virginia Commonwealth University, Bunka Women's University Tokyo, Institut Français de la Mode, The Naples Philharmonic Center and the Brooklyn Museum. Clients for her design consultancy include the US Army, I. Spiewak, Barney’s, United Media, Mattel, Hearst Publications and the Museum of Modern Art.