Piet Paris' gift is to be able to stylise the frivolous. His work derives its power from the balance between the outer line and what it contains. "Illustration is such a beautiful way of telling about my all-time love affair with fashion", he admits. And so each of his artworks is presented as a valentine. With 115 illustrations this book shows us Piet Paris' powerful images of fashion from the nineties until now. His illustrations are colourful compositions of beauty, humour and intelligence that capture the essence of fashion in timeless works of art.
Born in 1962, Piet Paris is a fashion illustrator. After completing his studies in fashion design at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, Paris went on to work for both editorial and corporate clients such as Vogue (Japan, Russia, Netherlands), W Korea, Elle (Netherlands, UK), Glamour (Netherlands, Italy), l'Officiel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges and Cartier, amongst others.
Paris is both founder of the Fashion Design Master program at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, and of three editions of the Arnhem Fashion Biennale: MOBA since 2013 and the international cultural event on fashion design from 2002 to 2009. Paris is also co-founder of Studio Piet Paris, bureau for fashion illustration and design, which was founded in 2008.
Paris is the recipient of numerous awards including the first prize 'Paris Capitale de la Mode' in 2001, the Emmy van Leersum prize from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts in 2002, Grand Seigneur 2008 and most recently, Marie Claire's 'Prix de la Mode 2009' for best fashion ambassador.