Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tom Tierney: Fashion & Costume Illustrator

Merry Christmas! This illustration is by Tom Tierney, the card he emailed out in 2012 for the holidays.

Tom Tierney virtually changed how people saw historical costume and fashion. Through his wonderful fashion illustrations that he introduced in the 1970's, the general public found a new way to see historical costume. His were colorful illustrations that everyone could identify with and enjoy. It's from these small beginnings that many costume and fashion students got their first glimpse of the world of fashion. Tom passed away this year, and I know we will miss seeing new examples of his work in the future. Thanks Tom for sharing your gift of illustration and your love of fashion with us!

John "Tom" Thomas Tierney
(October 8, 1928 - July 12, 2014)

Read more about Tom Tierney:

INTERVIEW: New York Times

INTERVIEW with Dover Publications, his publisher

INTERVIEW with NPR radio

INTERVIEW: newspaper/online, "My San Antonio"

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