A fine line up - Colin McDowell Curates Drawing Fashion, London

01/10/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As photographers begin to chafe at what Ellen von Unwerth has called the stifling of creativity by the timidity of advertisers, it seems that this is a good moment to be bringing fashion drawing out of the closet it was unfairly put in by magazine editors in the past - also in response to the demands of advertisers. Unwerth's comments are worth revisiting but much more exciting for me at this point is the fact that Drawing Fashion, the Design Museum exhibition that I am curating, is opening on November 3, the first major comprehensive exhibition to be staged in London devoted solely to the art of fashion drawing over the last hundred years.

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