Fresh and minimal, Bil Donovan’s watercolors exude sophistication and elegance with simple colors, content and compositions. His timeless style and ideal of glamour have attracted the attention of some of the biggest names in fashion, including Vogue and Christian Dior. His relationship with Vogue resulted in commissions for portraits at events, which utilizes Donovan’s ability to portray a fleeting moment and personality with sparse details and limited time. His career in fashion illustration culminated from the same dedication to studying at a variety of schools while freelancing, and his style developed with experience from traveling and working in Milan and Paris.

These are two of the works which will be included in the ICON exhibit.  These illustrations appear in the Harper Collins book on renowned costume designer Edith Head and are appropriately titled Country Chic and City Chic:

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