David Downton

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David Downton
Born (1959-02-18) 18 February 1959 (age 65)[1]
Kent, England
EducationCanterbury; Wolverhampton
Known forFashion illustration

David Downton (born 18 February 1959)[1] is an English fashion illustrator. He worked for Vogue.


David Downton was born in Kent, England in 1959. He studied at Canterbury (Foundation year 1977–1978) and Wolverhampton (BA hons illustration/graphics 1979–1981).

In 1984 he moved to Brighton and began his illustration career. He has worked on a wide variety of projects, including advertising, packaging, illustrating fiction, cook books, and, occasionally, fashion. His drawings from fashion shows have been published internationally.

In 2007, Downton launched Pourquoi Pas?, a journal of fashion illustration. He is a visiting at London College of Fashion.[citation needed]

He received an [[]] from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, in April 2009.[2]

Downton is the artist in residence at London's Claridge's hotel, where he stays 52 nights a year in exchange for drawings.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "David Downton on Instagram". Instagram. Archived from the original on 26 December 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Home - David Downton".
  3. ^ "A Fashion Marriage".
  4. ^ "Inside Claridge's - BBC Two".

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