Fashion Fetish and Fantasy by François Berthoud

Paris ·


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.

A handsome collection showcasing the work of one of the fashion world’s foremost illustrators and art directors. Edited by Beda Achermann, Contributions by Chris Dercon and Jean-Paul Goude and Christian Kämmerling, Foreword by Carla Sozzani. Published by Rizzoli New York.

The book signing will be preceded by a conversation between François Berthoud and Chris Dercon.

Photo credits

Rizzoli New York


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