Here’s a video discussing fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes who Anthony Vaccarrello recently mentioned as an inspiration for his Fall 2014 collection. Tony perfectly captured the glamour + excess of the Eighties, granting him jobs with elite fashion labels including Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel + Versace. Look at how perfect he made his subject’s imperfections look. Unfortunately, he was taken from us by AIDS in 1988, dying at the age of 31.
For more on Viramontes, check out the book ‘Bold, Beautiful and Damned: The World of 1980s Fashion Illustrator Tony Viramontes’ shown above. The book is also available on Amazon.