PRESS

Since its inception over 10 years ago Gray M.C.A has featured in the national and international media including:

The Financial Times ‘How to Spend it’, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Tatler, Town & Country, Country & Town House,  The World of Interiors, Elle,  Elle Decoration, Country Life,  The English Home, Homes & Gardens, House & Garden, The Mayfair Magazine, ES Magazine  The Times, The Sunday Times,  The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Art Newspaper, Reuters TV, BA High Life, EuroStar Metropolitan.
Overseas GrayMCA exhibitions have featured in or on:  CBS Good Morning (USA), CCTVNews (China)  WWD (USA), Il Messaggero (Italy) The Globe and Mail (Canada), Madame Figaro (France), The New York Times (USA), Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy), Robb Report (USA), Avenue (USA), The Cut (USA), Weltkunst, (Germany), Die Welt (Germany).
DAZED ONLINE | 21ST SEPTEMBER 2021

The influential fashion illustrator who ‘transformed’ Jerry Hall and Grace Jones, and whose work inspired collections by Anna Sui and Chloé, is celebrated in a new exhibition, Drawing on Style.

Read More
GUARDIAN ONLINE | 17TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Drawing on Style is an exhibition celebrating rare and unseen fashion illustrations from the 1930s to the present day. Highlights of the exhibition, many of which have never gone on public view before, include works by contemporary master David Downton, the glamour of fifties couture drawn by René Gruau, work by René Bouché, known for his illustrations for Vogue, and the contemporary works of both Jason Brooks and artist-in-residence for Dior, Bill Donovan.

View Gallery
EVENING STANDARD, PRINT & ONLINE | 17TH SEPTEMBER 2021

It’s the return of catwalks and this year everyone’s invited. From the hottest parties to the coolest in-store collections. Joe Bromley picks the unmissable dates for a seriously stylish London Fashion Week.

Read More
WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY | 17TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Gladys Perint Palmer Grabs the Spotlight With London Show, Masterclass

The fashion illustrator, whose work is on show, and who’ll be teaching students virtually, remains fascinated by life’s imperfections.

Read more
MAIL ONLINE | 16TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Dame Joan Collins, 88, wows in an intricately embroidered jacket and sleek black ensemble during chic appearance at London art exhibition

The Golden Globe Award winner appeared to be in high spirits as she chatted away to actress Virginia Bates, photographer Ali Mahdavi, illustrator David Downton and dancer Eric Underwood.

On its website, the presentation is described as ‘a curated buying exhibition celebrating original fashion illustration by the masters of the genre from the 20th century and today.

Read more
BBC CULTURAL FRONTLINE | 11TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Fashion: King of Glamour Ali Mahdavi

As Fashion weeks launch around the world, The Cultural Frontline is looking at the glamour and spectacle of the world of fashion.

Photographer and artist Ali Mahdavi has photographed countless celebrities, capturing some of the world’s best known faces. He explains why he’s obsessed with unconventional beauty and old fashioned Hollywood glamour.

The Fashion industry has a huge environmental impact but high-end designers are starting to address the glaring issues of overproduction and waste. Australian designer Kym Ellery explains why she teamed up with upcycling expert Duran Lantink to dig out and recirculate the growing pile of unsold stock in her warehouse and turn it into a whole new collection.

Read more
THE TELEGRAPH | 7TH SEPTEMBER 2021

VISIONS OF COUTURE

Work by masters of fashion illustration is to be showcased at Drawing on Style, an exhibition during London Fashion Week at Gray MCA art gallery at Cromwell Place, South London.

THE TIMES | 4TH SEPTEMBER 2021

DRAWING INSPIRATION

Work by illustrators including Steven Stipelman, Pierre Mourgue and David Downton will go on show at London Fashion Week from September 15.

TATLER | SEPTEMBER 2021

A JAM-PACKED MONTH OF ARTS, CULTURE AND MORE

Here’s Tatler’s take on the very best of London’s events this September, including Gray MCA’s Drawing On Style exhibition taking place at Cromwell Place. Featuring over 85 original fashion drawings by greats including Carl Erickson, Pierre Mourgue and Gladys Perint Palmer, the likes of whom have worked for visionary designers and the most revered magazines, expect a glorious celebration of the art of fashion illustration and the fantastical world of haute couture, in all its elegance and glamour.

Read more
ELLE | MARCH 2021

INTERVIEW WITH GLADYS PERINT PALMER

Gladys Perint Palmer keeps alive an almost forgotten hand-drawing technique. She describes herself as a woman who prefers the comfort of old sweaters and pants, and living in isolation on Denman Island. In her rich career, she worked for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, L’Officiel and Vogue, among others. After a year spent at Parsons School of Design, she came back to London and got her first job: to illustrate the cover of Vogue. Despite her achievements, Perint Palmer is an extremely humble woman. While Paris Fashion Week is in full swing, the famed GPP is preparing for her third masterclass to be held in February in collaboration with the Gray MCA Gallery in London.

Read more
CBS NEWS| THIS MORNING SATURDAY | 29TH FEBRUARY 2020

A CENTURY OF FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS BROUGHT TO LIFE AT NEW EXHIBIT

Before photography, illustrators brought fashion to life. A century of fashion illustration is being celebrated at a new exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in New York with drawings from greats such as Carl ‘Eric’ Ericson and Rene Bouche. “CBS This Morning” co-host Anthony Mason takes a look at the new exhibit that features magazine and other media pieces, including one from his own step-father who illustrated for both “Vogue” and “Town and Country” in the 1950s and 60s.

Watch the film
WOMENS WEAR DAILY WWD | 30TH DECEMBER 2020

GLENN TUNSTULL ON ILLUSTRATING FOR WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY

Fashion reflects the mood of the times, and fashion illustration can still define those moments. Although a rare inclusion in today’s fashion publications, it created a niche career for the artists working at Women’s Wear Daily in the second half of the 20th century at the height of a fashion explosion. Glenn Tunstull is represented by one of the few galleries focused on selling and collecting fashion illustrations as fine art, Gray M.C.A of London.

Read more
WEIKUNST | APRIL 2019

STOFF FÜR IDDEN | FABRIC FOR IDEAS

Wie sich kunst und mode beflügeln | How are and fashion inspire each other

WALLPAPER | 12TH SEPTEMBER 2018

DRAWING ON STYLE

Lara Mackenzie Lee’s abstract fashion illustrations featured in London exhibition. On paper, fashion illustration should be a simple thing: a piece of work that represents the look and feel of fashion in two-dimensional form. But like all things, the actuality is a little more complex. This is what the illustrator Lara Mackenzie Lee found when she embarked on her studies at London’s Central Saint Martins, an experience that radically redefined for her what the medium could be.

Read more
GRAZIA | 17TH SEPTEMBER 2018

FASHION: THIS WEEK’S MANIFESTO

Discover forgotten treasures. Exhibition Drawing On Style, featuring rare fashion illustrations, opens in London this week.

THE TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE | 13TH OCTOBER 2018

THE CUT: A DASH OF STYLE

Line of beauty: The golden age of fashion illustration. Unseen and rare works by Antonio Lopez, Karl Largerfield, Colin McDowell, Réne Gruau and Bill Donovan.

THE MAYFAIR MAGAZINE | OCTOBER 2017

SHE’S A RAINBOW

This month, fashion illustration and textile design specialists Gray M.C.A presents Style by Design: a niche exhibition that gathers some of the rarest and most valuable fine art textiles of the 20th century.

EVENING STANDARD MAGAZINE | 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017

WHAT TO DO IN LONDON: STYLE BY DESIGN

Stare at some seriously covetable designer fabrics literally too beautiful to wear at Gallery 8’s Style by Design, which features fine art textiles from the likes of Picasso, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

HARPER’S BAZAAR | SEPTEMBER 2016

THE LINE OF BEAUTY

The greatest fashion illustrations rediscovered. Plus: the wit and wisdom of Jane Austen; the timeless style of Brigitte Bardot; and Schiaparelli’s Scottish adventure.

THE NEW YORK TIMES | 15TH SEPTEMBER 2016

FASHION RETURNS TO THE DRAWING BOARD

LONDON — In a decade defined by the rise of digital platforms, there are growing signs that fashion is going back to the drawing board.

After years out of favor with editors and brands alike thanks to real-time and affordable runway photography, fashion illustration is having a resurgence. Chanel, Dior, Gucci and Prada are just a handful of the brands that now regularly commission sketches of their latest catwalk creations, while names like Donald Robertson, David Downton, Meagan Morrison and Rei Nadal are just some of the artists commanding thousands of Instagram followers.

Read more
THE GLOBE AND MAIL | 17TH SEPTEMBER 2015

ROAD TO REDISCOVER

Exhibit pieces together diverse art of Bud Crosthwait.

Read more
IL MESSAGGERO | SEPTEMBER 2014

ELEGANZA IN PUNTA DI MATITA

THE TELEGRAPH | 3RD SEPTEMBER 2014

ILLUSTRATING A TRUE FASHION INVESTMENT

Elegant sketches that were undervalued and ubiquitous in the fashion pages from the Twenties to the Sixties are becoming prized – and have won their own art exhibition.

Read more