Gladys Perint Palmer
Gladys Perint Palmer is one of the leading and most sought after fashion illustrators in her field today for very good reason. Aside from her frequently seen illustrations in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar over the years, her work has been in The New Yorker, Town and Country, the NY Times Magazine, L’Officiel, and Elle among many others. She has drawn banners for Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week and was featured in the VIP lounges. Three books have been published on Gladys Perint Palmer and her unique work, and a fourth book is in the works. She has been honored by the Victoria & Albert Museum, and invited to be one of 150 artists in their 150th Anniversary Exhibition.
Her illustrations contain the essence of style, humor, and fluent drawing skill, but they go well beyond the boundaries of more typical fashion illustrations. Their ever present social and psychological content often echoes the spirit of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, but in a very contemporary context. Her drawings are filled with energy and the nuance of a very truthful and shrewd observer. Clients have included Oscar de la Renta, Vivienne Westwood, Geoffrey Beene, Missoni, Verdura, and Estée Lauder. Gladys lives in Northern California with her husband. She is Executive Director of Fashion at Academy of the Art University in San Francisco. She loves to teach, draw, and write.