Robert Passantino

1945 –

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Robert Passantino’s illustration style is elegant, graphic, stylised and sophisticated with a strong sense of design. Passantino studied fashion design at Pratt Institute, New York and fashion Illustration at The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York before joining the hallowed offices of Women’s Wear Daily from 1969 – 1991 where his expert draftsmanship could be seen daily reporting the world of fashion and beauty in an instantly recognisable style that readers naturally responded to with delight. The Tobe Report followed from 1993 – 2005 and freelancing thereafter. Passantino’s work has featured in numerous fashion magazines internationally and in many books dedicated to the art of fashion illustration. During Passantino’s creative career clients have included Bloomingdale’s, B. Altman & Co., Calvin Klein, Anna Sui and Norma Kamali and his work is held in the permanent collections of The Frances Neady Collection of Original Fashion Illustration, New York and Drexel University, Pennsylvania.