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I’ve just seen that my FAVOURITE fashion illustrator David Downton has been appointed Claridge’s first ever artist-in-residence

David told us “Glamour and an effortless assurance are the hallmarks of Claridge’s. I am excited and honoured to be the first ever artist in residence at high fashion’s home from home.”

Our own General Manager, Thomas Kochs, said: “Over the years, some of our most iconic guests have been captured on camera and we feel David’s drawings will add another dimension to the already established archives of Claridge’s. David Downton has been a long time friend of the hotel and we have admired his work for many years. It is a pleasure to share David’s talent with our guests!”

We welcome David and look forward to showcasing his drawings at Claridge’s


I feel in love with Downton when I discovered his 2004 portrait of Linda Evangelista and have been keeping a eye out for his work since then! He pop’s up everywhere including the V&A with their Golden age of Couture exhibition!

And he’s even drawn the burlesque queen herself – Ms Dita Von Teese

Looks like a trip to Claridge’s is in order now… not that I ever need a excuse to dress up!


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