Jacques Heim was a Parisian designer active from the 1930’s to 60’s and was also one-time president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. That was until he controversially broke with regulation and released collection photographs early (sparking the race-to-first media riot we still have in the industry today). His legacy also includes some wonderfully glamourous fashion illustrations; all watercolour furs, grand gowns and teeny-tiny waists. It appears his muse was a Grace Kelly type as each outfit is modelled on an icy blonde.
The exhibition of illustrations is on at the Mifa gallery, Level 1, 278 Collins Street, Melbourne from now until Friday 28th September as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.