The Look: Antonio’s Girls

Illustrator Antonio Lopez knew a thing or two about strong as fuck women.

Antonio Lopez, better known as the man who made fashion illustrations a thing in the 60s, 70s and 80s for Vogue, WWD and Interview among so many others, had a thing for women who defined decades. Wild, imperfect, expressive, strong, intelligent and enigmatic, he surrounded himself with friends and muses who had something that shiny fashion people in eras past just didn’t show: personality. Armed with a Polaroid Instamatic, he photographed them–Jerry Hall, Pat Cleveland, Jessica Lange and both Graces (Jones and Coddington), all known as Antonio’s Girls–constantly. These vintage candids were just for Lopez and his circle–such was life pre-Instagram, guys–but their intimacy, realness and warmth feels even more at home today.

Lopez and Jerry Hall, a constant favorite.
Jerry Hall, being super American.
Grace Coddington, Vogue’s Creative Director + life goals.
Pat Cleveland, at left.