Fashion Illustrator Richard Gray teaches across all three years of the BA Fashion Design course, working with students on their drawing, illustration and presentation skills.
Richard Gray first collaborated with Anna Piaggi in 1988, the year her famous Doppie Pagine for Italian Vogue was invented.
He has worked on many projects with a variety of designers such as Agent Provocateur, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood, Dunhill, Boudicca, Miguel Adrover and Benjamin Kirchhoff.
His work has been included in Vogue Italia for Anna Piaggi’s D.P. pages, V Magazine, Io Donna, Decoy Magazine, The Saturday Telegraph Magazine, Stella Magazine, Madame Figaro, SHOWstudio for an exhibition of Martin Margiela, Flaunt Magazine and Stephen Jones A Magazine, amongst many others. He has illustrated the Couture shows for the Observer Magazine and the Independent on Saturday Magazine.
For the ‘Fashion at Belsay’ Exhibition at Belsay Hall in 2004, Gray created an Illustration for the Alexander McQueen installation. In the same year he also illustrated for Alexander McQueen’s Black Exhibition.
Gray was asked to create a poster sized portrait of Isabella Blow for Alexander McQueen’s S/S 2008 show ‘La Dame Bleue’, which was used as the show’s invitation.
For the V&A Museum, an installation called ‘Morpho-illogical’ was created for Anna Piaggi’s ‘Fashionology’ Exhibition. An additional exhibition ‘Collage Reportage’ within the V& A developed this theme. He also contributed an illustration to be included as part of a commemorative album of 150 British Artists celebrating 150 years of the V&A.
Gray’s illustration work is included as part of the V&A’s permanent collection.