A Fine Line


By Greg Garry

A new book pays homage to Antonio Lopez, a fashion illustrator who redrew history.

Long before style blogs and Flipboard, illustration was the world’s window to the runway -- the only way for the masses to see what designers were up to. Of course, by the 1930s, photography had become king. But one visual virtuoso, Antonio Lopez, managed to reverse that trend in the ’60s, elevating fashion illustration to an art form and, along the way, becoming a major influence on the photography, advertising, and couture worlds.