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Fashion illustration

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    2010-13 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kilroy, Richard (Mr) (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and pen on Bristol paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Richard Kilroy

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case FD, shelf 24

Richard Kilroy (b.1985) is a British fashion illustrator and the founder and editor of Decoy magazine, a limited edition publication that focuses solely on fashion illustration. He has worked for a wide variety of fashion houses and publications, and in 2010 was appointed by Somerset House to produce an illustration for their exhibition 'Dior Illustrated: René Gruau and the Line of Beauty'. Kilroy is known for his ability to combine photorealistic drawing with bold lines and abstract patches of colour. His work self-consciously relates to older generations of fashion illustrators such as Rene Gruau, David Downton and Julie Verhoeven, all of whom are also represented in the V&A's collection.

Physical description

Fashion illustration for a calendar insert in 'A Magazine Curated by Stephen Jones' no.12, 2013, depicting clothing by Vivienne Westwood and Stephen Jones, Autumn/Winter 2010/11.

Place of Origin

England (made)


2010-13 (made)


Kilroy, Richard (Mr) (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and pen on Bristol paper


Height: 250 mm, Width: 180 mm

Descriptive line

Drawing by Richard Kilroy, fashion illustration for a calendar insert in 'A Magazine Curated by Stephen Jones' no. 12, pencil and pen on Bristol paper, England, 2010-2013


Paper; Pencil; Ink



Subjects depicted

Model; Fashion illustration


Drawings; Designs; Illustration; Fashion; Clothing; Hats & headwear


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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