Gladys Perint Palmer
Gladys Perint Palmer studied fashion design at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, under the guidance of illustrator Elizabeth Suter. She moved on to Parsons School of Design in New York where she focused on Fashion Illustration and in the early 80s was appointed Fashion Editor of the San Francisco Examiner. Born in Budapest, Hungary she now lives in San Rafael, California with her husband Simon Palmer.
She is an esteemed illustrator, writer and tutor and is the Executive Director of Fashion at San Francisco’s Academy of Art. In honour of her achievements Mayor Gavin Newsom dedicated May 24th 2006 as Gladys Perint Palmer Day in San Francisco. Covering the European Fashion Collections her reports feature in leading publications including The Sunday Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Russian L’Officiel and Vogue, as well as contributing to Elle and Espresso Piu for Anna Piaggi. Advertising clients have included Oscar de la Renta, Dior, Valentino and Chanel as well as Neiman-Marcus and The Metropolitan Museum.
Perint-Palmer has exhibited internationally in New York, San Francisco, Milan, Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong and London, including the Picture This exhibition at St. Martins’s School of Art, London (2005). In 1998 the Fashion Book, published by Phaidon Press, named her one of 500 people of influence in fashion since 1860. Assouline published her book of drawings and captions, Fashion People, in 2003.