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In conjunction with the exhibition Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard, the textile art and fashion department at the Denver Art Museum presents a panel discussion surrounding the ever changing role of fashion illustration both as an art form and as an industry.

This dynamic conversation will be moderated by publisher Jenny Taliadoros. Panelists include iconic fashion illustrators Jim Howard, David Wolfe, and Sandra Vanderpool.

These illustrators crossed the conventional boundaries of what defines "fashion illustration" transitioning from roles as commercial artists serving the world's most prominent fashion designers and retailers, into the world of paper doll artistry. Speaker bios below.

Panel is included with general admission and free for DAM members; however, seating is limited and advance reservations are recommended.

Panel Discussion 2-3pm

Book Signing, 3 pm

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Join local artist and fashion illustrator Jim Howard for a book signing. A selection of Jim Howard's paper doll books will be on sale in The Shop.

Speaker bios

Jim Howard defined fashion illustration during the second half of the 20th century. The dichotomy of his loose gestural style and ability to capture incredible detail made his illustrations unique and recognizable. His work graced the advertising campaigns of fashion’s top designers, department stores, and cosmetic companies. Howard’s work acts as a portal to the past, managing to effortlessly capture the essence of each time period.

David Wolfe’s illustrious career began in the early 1960’s and spanned more than five decades. An esteemed fashion illustrator, his work graced the pages of publications such as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. He co-founded one of the original fashion forecasting services, Imaginative Minds International (I.M.), and later went on to found The Fashion Service (TFS).

Sandra Vanderpool’s work blends painterly technique with a keen eye for detail and topnotch sense of creativity. During her career she partook in many realms of the fashion industry from illustration to retail. She has experience working with a plethora of elite clothing manufacturers and publications such as Women’s Wear Daily.

Jenny Taliadoros (moderator) is at the helm of the publishing imprint, Paper Studio Press which creates, publishes, and markets paper doll books for a niche market of passionate collectors. The once small publishing house has grown to encompass a catalog of over 140 titles by some of the industry’s most renowned artists and illustrators. She is also the driving force behind the Original Paper Doll Artists Guild, and is co-editor of Paperdoll Review magazine.

Image: Jim Howard, Drawing, about 1975. Charcoal and ink on paper. From the collection of Jim Howard. © Jim Howard.

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