These Givenchy croquis were given to clients at the haute couture fashion previews in Paris every season. Buyers could order with the help of the designs; each item is numbered and made from the actual fabric of the swatch attached. No more than 30 a year were created. This grouping dates from the 1980’s up to 1995 when Givenchy retired.
In 1967, Michael English (1941-2009) teamed up with fellow Brit Nigel Weymouth and the two began designing psychedelic posters under the name Hapshash and the Coloured Coat. By the end of that decade they had split and English was focusing more on his airbrush work. Word & Image p. 123 (var). Here are three from his ‘Rubbish Posters’ series from 1970, with the iconic ‘Coke’, an airbrush image of a used Coca Cola bottle cap.