"Violeta Sanchez, 1984" by Tony Viramontes

  • Tony Viramontes

  • 1984
  • Vellum coated paper; lead pencil, gouache, dry pastel, charcoal, gold ink, black felt pen
  • GAL2017.17.25
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2016
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

American artist trained in Los Angeles and New York, Tony Viramontes (1956-1988) found immediate success in Europe, the United States and Japan as a fashion illustrator in the late 1970s. The women's press - Vogue in the United States, The Face in the United Kingdom, Marie Claire or Le Monde in France - are tearing up her drawings whose the direct and colourful touch is world renowned. Published alongside the photographs of the most famous fashion photographers, Viramontes works for the greatest couturiers.

This drawing depicts the model Violetta Sanchez who was the muse of Helmut Newton, Thierry Mugler, Moschino and Yves Saint Laurent and became a fashion icon in the 1980s.