from the press release:
"de la renta decided to go back to an era of much more style and glamour — the fifties, sixties and seventies — when advertising came out of an artist’s pen and brush. the live in love ad is a high fashion illustration done by british artist david downton."
it's so very mad men without really trying to be. so after looking through mr. downton's portfolio, i realized his work includes some of my absolute favorite fashion illustrations. if you are not yet acquainted, allow me to begin the introductions:
*images via tom & lorenzo