Preparation I , 2001C-print
160 cm x 122cm
Comme des garçons, 2004C-print
45 cm x 35 cm
160 cm x 122 cm
Love me or love me not, 1999Monotype/oil
54 cm x 44 cm
Yves Saint Laurent bust, 2002Monotype/oil
55 cm x 45 cm
50 cm x 35 cm
Born in 1961
François Berthoud was born 1961 in Le Locle, Switzerland. After finishing his studies at the School for Graphic Design
in Lausanne in 1982, he went to Paris, and from there to Milan.
Work for<br/ >Fashion Magazines
In 1985, encouraged by Anna Piaggi, he produced his first fashion illustrations for Vanity, which brought him
instant recognition. His work soon started appearing in La Mode en Peinture, Per Lui, The New Yorker, Vogue Italia,
Interview, Visionaire, The New York Times Magazine, Purple, Dazzed and Confused etc.
François Berthoud is now reccognized as the most original fashion artist of his period. More and more avant-garde
fashion designers ask him to create their corporate images.
Anna Piaggi has written about him : “While François illustrates fashion in an apparently formal and decorative way,
in reality he analyzes his subject in depth and with an elegant sense of detachment before recreating it in his
atelier-laboratory…. he experiences fashion with a sharp sense of irony and a visual culture rooted in conceptual art.
But his style is totally now!”.