All the Colors of Antonio Lopez

Antonio Lopez was hooked on fashion from an early age, creating drawings for his mother, a seamstress, and applying makeup on the mannequins his father produced. The world’s most celebrated fashion illustrator, Lopez was working for Harper’s Bazaar, British Vogue, and Interview, as well as Yves Saint Laurent, Missoni, and Chloé, before he was struck down by AIDS in 1987, aged 44.

El Museo del Barrio in New York is exhibiting the art of Antonio Lopez, born in Puerto Rico, focusing on his most important works, as well as his ‘discovery’ of and close association with models and actresses (Grace Jones, Jerry Hall, Pat Cleveland), his early years in Paris — where he lived in an apartment owned by Karl Lagerfeld — and his representation of darker skin in the highest echelons of fashion.

Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion, June 14 – November 26, 2016, El Museo del Barrio, NYC















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