Best known for his illustrations for Vogue, The New York Times, Interview, and high-fashion labels, Antonio Lopez (1943-1987) was a force in the fashion world for three decades. In the '60s, his illustrations inducted youth culture into magazine pages, setting a new visual tone for fashion imagery.
In Paris, where he lived during the '70s with creative partner Juan Ramos, Lopez launched the careers of models such as Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, and Jessica Lange, worked with Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent, and cultivated a nightlife scene at Club Sept.
Back in New York in the '80s, he appropriated athletic wear and breakdancing style, inspiring designers such as Norma Kamali (creator of the Sleeping Bag coat) and Anna Sui.
Lopez produced an incredible number of illustrations, photographs, and illustrated journals. This book showcases his most iconic works, as well as never-before-seen Instamatics, letters, and drawings, to convey his enduring influence on fashion today.
Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha are the founders of MAO Public Relations, MAO Mag, and authors of The Stephen Sprouse Book.
André Leon Talley is a contributing editor to Vogue.
Anna Sui's clothes, cosmetics, and accessories are sold in over fifty countries worldwide. She launched her company in 1991, and in 2009 received the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award.