Last week we met Jacques and his fabulous paintings of models from the ’70’s and ’80s New York fashion scene. Jacques, now in his seventies, was a fashion illustrator in New York City during the height of Eileen Ford’s modeling agency when Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and Jerry Hall were defining beauty. His clients included Givenchy, Vogue Patterns, Yves St Laurent, Lord & Taylor Revlon, G. Fox & Co, Jordan Marsh and Neiman Marcus. Talented and sought after, the style of Jacques’ fashion sketches for runway shows, advertising campaigns and Vogue Patterns are easily recognizable to any baby boomer who consumed media during that time.
Jacques was born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in Geneva and Paris. He attended The Juliard School of Music for Violin and Flute and Parsons School of Design in NYC. From his sketchbook and tear sheets, Jacques turned many of his models into striking oil paintings. He captured iconic styles such as the little black luncheon dress and the Parisian wide brim hat. His brush also documented the textiles and patterns that designers were embracing at the time.
Jacques has a relatively small body of work. We are lucky enough to have twelve of his paintings on consignment. Consider upgrading your collection with an original work from Jacques.