Exhibitions and Fairs
Thank you to everyone who visited our Costume Design show. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did
Read the New York Times preview:
Costume Design: Fantasy Into Fashion
Costume design for both dance and theatrical performance is a unique area where creative innovation interacts with and informs fashionable modes of the day. Early in the 20th century fashion periodicals reported on dance and theater, performers were known for their influence on contemporary dress, and original costume designs offer insight into the creative process and the interconnectivity between the artistic fantasy of the stage and the dynamic commercial world of fashion.
Leonard Fox Ltd. possesses a collection of original costume design illustration including celebrated artists such as George Barbier, Natalia Gontcharova, George Valmier, Charles Martin and Umberto Brunelleschi. These rarely exhibited original works exemplify the rich creative exchange, international character and diversity of theatrical design documented by some of the most significant fashion illustrators from the Art Deco period.
Gerda Wegener: La Vie Parisienne, Oct- Nov. 2009
One of the most important, eccentric and controversial artists of the Art Deco period, Gerda Wegener was the subject of a monograph exhibition at Leonard Fox Ltd. in 2009. A native of Denmark, she moved to Paris in 1912 emerging herself in fashionable Parisian life. She began illustrating for several influential publications including Guirlande, Journal des Dames et des Modes, Baionette and Vogue. Her evocative style favors a female point of view ranges from the subtly playful to the explicitly erotic.
Our exhibition featured original watercolors and ink drawings showcasing Wegener’s skill in capturing diverse subjects such as Parisian cafes, elegant portraiture, fashion illustration, and intimate domestic scenes.