Turning passion and creativity into a hugely successful career is what many dream of, but few succeed in doing. Megan Hess Illustration rose to worldwide fame almost 10 years ago with one lucky break and has gone from strength to strength ever since.
Megan Hess was back in Dubai on her world tour promoting her 4th book “New York: Through A Fashion Eye”. I was lucky enough to get to spend the afternoon with the Think Liquorice team at The Fairmont on the Palm and of course the beautiful Megan.
Let Megan Hess take you on a fashion adventure through New York and discover her favourite places to shop, eat, sleep and play – all through a fashion eye.
With Megan’s incredible, full-colour bespoke illustrations that bring the New York streetscape to life, this is a must-have insider’s guide to New York for any fashion-lover.
Megan Hess is an international fashion illustrator who works with some of the most prestigious fashion designers and luxury brands around the world, such as: Prada, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Fendi, Ladurée, Givenchy, Wedgwood, Salvatore Ferragamo, Michelle Obama, Cartier, Laduree, Montblanc, Balenciaga, Guerlain, Paspaley, Tag Heuer, and Disney.
Her original pieces of art have varied in scale from the size of a postage stamp to the expanse of an entire building. Her work has appeared on the bottom of luxury swimming pools in Dubai and on the walls of some of the most coveted fashion houses around the world.
An initial career in graphic design evolved into art direction for some of the world’s leading design agencies. In 2008 Hess illustrated the New York Times number one selling book Sex And The City – written by Candace Bushnell. She has since illustrated portraits for Vanity Fair and Time, created iconic accessories for Henri Bendel and illustrated the windows of Bergdorf Goodman in New York.
Hess’s signature style can also be found on her bespoke range of silk scarves, cushions and Limited Edition prints sold around the globe.
Megan’s folio of work is inspired by people, fashion, art, travel, Hitchcock, Hepburn, colour, vintage finds, patisseries, old photographs, film noir, the Aussie beach, New York streets, 70’s