Artistic Renderings

Once a fixture at Studio 54 and a pal of Karl Lagerfeld's, Antonio Lopez was one of fashion's most famous illustrators in the 1970s and '80s. Today few people other than fashion insiders and students (his is the most requested name in the library at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City) are familiar with him. With this month's publication of Antonio's People (Thames & Hudson; 176 pages), Paul Caranicas--who was Lopez's best friend until the illustrator's death in 1987--would like to change that. Caranicas' book is filled with hundreds of Lopez's outrageous and colorful drawings and photographs. "He...

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