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Mats Gustafson began fashion illustration in the late '70s, when it had already gone out of fashion. For him, the solution was to do what photography could not: simplify and abstract. He went on to illustrate for names like Dior, Hermès, Commes des Garçons, Tiffany & Co; Italian, British and French Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker. Watercolors became his trademark: precise, edited, but above all beautiful - with just a line or two recreating a coat or facial gesture.