1925 – 2007
Fred Greenhill’s effortless illustrations displayed a confidence and knowledge of draftsmanship that captivated audiences for over forty years. From Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder and Revlon to Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor (for whom he created the long stem rose brand insignia in the 1970s), Greenhill drew with charm and grace. His illustrations portrayed sophisticated and exceptionally elegant women that were as relatable as they were aspirational. Greenhill is a classic example of an illustrator who has largely been forgotten owing to photography taking centre stage in documenting fashion but this by no means diminished his great talent as a key fashion illustrator working in the heady days of the 1970s and 80s New York fashion scene.