[A]ndy Warhol’s lasting impression on the fashion industry is indisputable. Back in the 50s, the young artist started out as an illustrator for Harper’s Bazaar, drawing whimsical illustrations of delicate heels and colourful beauty products. Reportedly fashion editor at the time, Diana Vreeland, and her Harper’s colleagues would refer to him as “Andy Paperbag” as the socially awkward artist would bring his illustrations to work in a paper bag.
It wasn’t until the late 60s, once he’d exploded onto the art scene with his Campbell’s Soup cans, that Warhol decided to launch the magazine that would become what Diana Vreeland’s biographer Amanda Mackenzie Stuart described as “the vehicle for drawing the young, the famous, the rich, and the interesting into Warhol’s orbit.” The biggest designers of the time such as Halston, Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent would regularly feature in Interview alongside images of the world’s most glamorous women like Jerry Hall, Diane von Furstenberg and Bianca Jagger.
Interview became one of the most influential publications with each issue capturing the zeitgeist and elevating the cult of the celebrity. Andy Warhol died in 1987, but the magazine he founded still thrives and his legacy lives on, particularly through art works and fashion inspired by his vision and masterpieces. Here we look at some of the collections that have been heavily influenced by the Pop Art pioneer.
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring/summer 1984