Michael Howells, the legendary manufacturing designer and artwork director, has died.
His decades-long profession spanned style, movie and theatre, and he’s extensively credited with realising a few of the most formidable units in these fields. Carefully aligned with lots of style’s most-celebrated creators, Howells collaborated with John Galliano on style present units for each his eponymous label and Christian Dior, and realised the catwalk visions of Christian Lacroix and Alexander McQueen.
Artistic partnerships with high-profile photographers, together with a long-standing relationship with Nick Knight, have additionally seen Howells design the promoting marketing campaign backdrops of world manufacturers, together with Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior. He lent British Vogue his expertise, creativeness and wit as a contributor on quite a few events.
“Not solely was Michael Howells a genius, he was additionally a candy and honourable man. I’ll miss his laughter,” editor-in-chief Edward Enninful commented.
Howells’s affect on performing arts has seen him full the units for titles together with Vibrant Younger Issues with shut buddy Stephen Fry, Shackleton with Charles Sturridge, About Time Too and Miss Julie with Mike Figgis, and most just lately ITV’s Victoria. His theatre credit embrace MSM/DV8 Bodily Theatre at The Royal Court docket, In direction of Poetry for The Royal Ballet and plenty of extra memorable stage productions that pulled concepts from journey, artwork, literature and historical past alike.
He gained and was nominated for a lot of awards throughout every area, together with the inaugural Isabella Blow British Vogue Creator of the Yr Award in 2007 and the Prix d’Excellence de la Mode for his work with Galliano in 2007.
The legacy of his work might be a long-lasting testomony to Howells’s expertise, together with the distinctive artwork path from the Vogue archive shoots, beneath.