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Having won an Antonio Lopez memorial competition, Richard Gray’s work was spotted by Anna Piaggi who commissioned Gray whilst he was still a fashion student at Middlesex Polytechnic to make drawings for her pages in Vogue Italia and for the Eighties avant garde magazine Vanity.
Since then Gray has collaborated with some of Fashion’s biggest names including Agent Provocateur and Givenchy as well as stars from the Entertainment Industry such as Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears. He has illustrated the couture shows for The Observer and The Independent and his work has been used, amongst others, by a host of Vogue titles, V Magazine and Madame Figaro.
He had a special working relationship with the late Alexander McQueen and contributed work to the McQueen exhibitions Fashion at Belsay 2004 and the Black Exhibition also in 2004. For McQueen’s S/S 2008 show La Dame Bleue, dedicated to Isabella Blow, Gray created a poster sized portrait of Blow which was used on the show’s invitation.
Other projects have seen Gray exhibit work in the windows of Milan’s Via Della Spiga and the V&A where he designed and made an installation called Morpho-illogical as part of Anna Piaggi’s exhibition Fashion-ology.
Gray lives and works in London.