I ran into John Jay at a Starbucks on Varick Street. Yes, THAT Starbucks. He told me I needed to drop everything and get to the Suzanne Geiss gallery to see the consummate collection of fashion illustrations by Antonio Lopez.
Before photoshop, scanners… maybe not tracing paper… this is generally how ideas were presented. Or how Vogue and the New York Times would have the ability to feature future seasons without samples. Get over it.
This is definitely the tiger face from a Ring Ling Bros. circus poster. I know because it hung in my room and gave me nightmares until Stephen Kings IT took it’s place.