Lorraine Alippe spent her career as a fashion illustrator in New York having trained at Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts in the 1940s. Her introduction to the established fashion illustrator Tod Draz (and his subsequent approval of her work) allowed her the confidence to pursue her dream. Among her many clients was the fashion store Goldring’s who had multiple stores throughout America in the 1950s and 60s. She was offered a number of projects away from New York but chose to remain in New York throughout her career. Her quick elegant style was easily recognisable in newspapers across America and was beautifully adapted to illustrate each seasons collection’s including those of Christian Dior, Schiaparelli, Oleg Cassini, Arnold Scassi and Seymour Fox. She either worked from the studio with a house model or at the couture showrooms where she would be sent in an atmosphere of secrecy to sketch the collections prior to their launch at the beginning of each new season.