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Illustration
2009 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This fashion illustration by Hiroshi Tanabe depicts a woman wearing a pleated collar which was designed by Issey Miyake in 1982. Tanabe drew the collar using black pen on paper before photocopying the image onto the final paper and applying silver leaf. He then drew in areas of the collar and the female face using black pen and pencil.

Tanabe, who was born in Kanagawa, Japan, is inspired by traditional Japanese woodcuts. He has produced fashion illustrations for a wide range of newspapers and magazines including The New York Times Magazine, British Vogue and Vogue Paris, and Harper's Bazaar.


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Illustration
  • Illustration
Materials and Techniques
Pen, pencil and heat transfer silver print on white paper with a tracing paper overlay; the silver leaf has been applied to a photocopied pen drawing using an iron then peeled off before it has perfectly adhered; the tracing paper has been drawn on using coloured pencil and attached to the back of the white paper with paper tape along one edge
Brief Description
Fashion illustration, depicting a woman wearing a pleated collar designed by Issey Miyake in 1982, drawn by Hiroshi Tanabe, New York, 2009
Physical Description
An illustration depicting a head of a woman who is wearing a pleated collar; the collar was drawn using black pen on paper before being photocopied onto the final paper and silver leaf was applied. Areas of the collar are drawn using black ink and shaded in with pencil. The woman's head is drawn using black pen and pencil. There is a tracing paper overlay which is attached to the back of the white paper along one edge using paper tape. An outline of the head and collar is drawn on the tracing paper using coloured pencil crayon. Although the tracing paper is attached, the designer does not consider it part of the artwork.



Dimensions
  • Height: 43cm
  • Width: 28.8cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Hiroshi Tanabe 2009'
Credit line
Given by the artist
Subjects depicted
Summary
This fashion illustration by Hiroshi Tanabe depicts a woman wearing a pleated collar which was designed by Issey Miyake in 1982. Tanabe drew the collar using black pen on paper before photocopying the image onto the final paper and applying silver leaf. He then drew in areas of the collar and the female face using black pen and pencil.



Tanabe, who was born in Kanagawa, Japan, is inspired by traditional Japanese woodcuts. He has produced fashion illustrations for a wide range of newspapers and magazines including The New York Times Magazine, British Vogue and Vogue Paris, and Harper's Bazaar.
Collection
Accession Number
E.122-2012

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record createdJanuary 28, 2012
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