SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film will be closed to the public Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.

'Unapologetic Lines'

Now on View - Jan. 27, 2019

'Unapologetic Lines'

Fashion Illustration by Marc-Antoine Coulon

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film presents the first solo museum exhibition of fashion Illustrator Marc-Antoine Coulon, one of the world's leading fashion artists. The Paris-based artist possesses a glamorous, elegant, timeless and irreverent style. With a great sense of aesthetics and observation, he is able to capture the moment of a model on the runway or a portrait of the many designers and celebrities he encounters. His work expresses a unique, signature style, often with a thick or blurred black line underlining the shape of his subjects, punctuated with washes of color for depth and effect.

Illustration by Marc-Antoine Coulon

Illustration by Marc-Antoine Coulon

"Unapologetic Lines" features a sizable collection of Coulon's work, including captivating portraits of fashion icons Tom Ford, Gianni Versace, Anna Wintour, Madonna and Beyoncé alongside Hollywood royalty Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen and Audrey Hepburn, among many others.

The fashion industry is enjoying a renaissance of fashion illustration, and Coulon has taken part in the renewal of the medium. Fashion illustration was found in all fashion magazines and newspapers as the major mode of advertising until it was replaced by photography from the 1960s onward. Recent trends have brought fashion illustration back into vogue with luxury brands.

Photo by SCAD Hong Kong director of fine art Thomas Dang Vu (B.F.A., painting, 1994)

Photo by SCAD Hong Kong director of fine art Thomas Dang Vu (B.F.A., painting, 1994)

About the artist

About Marc-Antoine Coulon

Born in 1974, Marc-Antoine Coulon began drawing at a young age. His love of art, fashion and design became the foundation of his professional career, which began in France and Italy where he was an illustrator for the music and movie industries. Coulon has created illustrations for various European and American magazines, including Vogue, Madame Figaro, Elle, L'Officiel de la Mode, Town & Country and InStyle. He has worked with luxury brands Givenchy, John Nollet, Cartier, and Van Cleef and Arpels on advertising campaigns. His work can be seen in various exhibitions from Paris to New York. Coulon currently works and lives in Paris and is represented by Galuchat Agency, Paris.

Funding for this exhibition is provided in part by: