Icons – Fashion Illustrators Antoine Kruk & Marc-Antoine Coulon 14 février to 14 mars at Alfalibra Gallery


Dear Shaded Viewers,

What I like most, aside from his humour, is the way the illustrator Antoine Kruk manages to capture the emotion of his subjects in just a few sharp lines. The current exhibition at the Alfalibra Gallery is the second edition of Fashion Illustrators called ICONS. It puts together two Parisian illustrators: Antoine Kruk and Marc-Antoine Coulon. This post is about Antoine Kruk,  a multifaceted Franco-Japanese artist, illustrator, author, art director, freelance designer for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci, Valentino, Thierry Mugler but also costume designer for the Opera, and Crazy Horse in Paris..

His humorous illustrations are regularly published in Madame Figaro and sometimes right here on ASVOF. He has published two books “Look at me Tokyo” and “Crazy” published by Eyrolles or in the collection “Shibuya Soul” by Archimbaud. He likes freehand drawing with sharp lines, capturing emotions, always with a wink and works in mixed media, collages, advertising pieces, fashion magazines, brand logos and shopping bags.

Frédéric Fontan has curated  the second edition of Fashion Illustrators called ICONS. It honours the fashion personalities who have marked out time with their creations their image, their houses through the eyes of  Icons-Fashion Illustrators is divided into three types of icons:

-Creators who have revolutionised the world of fashion, creating their own identity, an image recognisable among a thousand.

-The top models who marked their steps on the catwalk, as well as the actors, singers, artists who assumed an avant-garde style and became muses that made whole generations dream.

-The emblematic fashion houses have become timeless icons illustrated by shapes, accessories and colours that are inseparable from them today.

Your truly is very happy to be among the Icons of Antoine Kruk.

Alfalibra Gallery links art, fashion and lifestyle creating a meeting place for the artistic and event industry, it is a hybrid agency of image and communication in the cultural sector luxury houses and premium brands. Frédéric Fontan proposes his look and reflection of the world of art, fashion and luxury using photo exhibitions, videos, installations, illustration and pop-ups and showrooms.

Alfalibra Gallery ,  324  rue Sain- Martin 75003 , from Tuesday to Saturday , from 2 pm to 7 pm  until March 14



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.