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Denver Art Museum will exhibit ‘Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard’

Drawing about 1960 by Jim Howard, Ink and watercolor on paper
(From the collection of Jim Howard. © Jim Howard.)

The Denver Art Museum will host “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard,” an exhibition on award-winning editorial work by artist Jim Howard.

The exhibition will feature more than 100 works on paper that span Howard’s four-decade-old fashion illustration career, beginning with his early advertising campaigns for Neiman Marcus in the late 1950s, and following through the 1970s and 1980s when the fashion illustration industry was at its peak.

“Drawn to Glamour” transports one to the nostalgic lane of fashion trends set by top ready-to-wear designers, high-end fashion retailers, and cosmetic companies.

Jim Howard is a well-respected member of Denver’s fashion community who started his career as an in-house fashion illustrator and assistant artistic director for Neiman Marcus. Later, he moved to New York City to become the artistic director of Franklin Simon and eventually became a freelance artist, remaining in high demand by major department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bonwit Teller, B. Altman and Company, and the LA-based retailer Bullocks. Howard used to also create illustrations for fashion houses, such as Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Apart from the works of Jim Howard, the exhibition looks at Denver Art Museum’s fashion collection and four men’s silhouettes that arrest the essence of some of the most iconic trends of the late 1950s to the early 1980s.

The exhibition will be on view from March 25, 2018, at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204, USA.

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Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the artworks.