Edited by Beda Achermann, Contributions by Chris Dercon and Jean-Paul Goude and Christian Kämmerling, Foreword by Carla Sozzani
A handsome collection showcasing the work of one of the fashion world’s foremost illustrators and art directors.
François Berthoud is recognized as one of the most original illustrators of his time, known for erotica and romantic fashion illustration. His painstakingly produced, meticulously arranged linocuts and his expressive drip paintings have graced Vogue, Numéro, Visionaire, and Interview, among others. He has also created images for such leading brands as Yves Saint Laurent, Bulgari, Chanel, Givenchy, Sonia Rykiel, and Prada. Emerging in the 1980s, Berthoud has a distinct style that fuses fashion and erotica and was championed by the legendary Italian fashion editor Anna Piaggi.
Showcasing more than thirty years of work, this collection includes an illuminating conversation with the artist, making it unique in the study of Berthoud as a cultural and artistic icon.
About The Author
François Berthoud studied at Lausanne’s School for Graphic Design and began his career in Milan with Condé Nast. Beda Achermann, longtime creative director of German Men’s Vogue, founded Studio Achermann in Zurich and is now among the world’s most sought-after creative directors specializing in fashion and art. Chris Dercon is a Belgian art historian, curator, and former director of the Tate Modern. Jean-Paul Goude has worked at the forefront of commercial art, advertising, and illustration for over four decades. From his time as art director at Esquire, to his iconic photographs of Grace Jones, to his advertising work for Chanel, Cacharel, and the Galeries Lafayette, Goude is known for triumphantly capturing the spirit of his age. Christian Kämmerling is one of Europe’s leading magazine editors. Carla Sozzani is a celebrated fashion editor and curator who founded her eponymous gallery in 1989 and is the creator of 10 Corso Como.