10 Essentials: Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Regular GQ readers have all seen many of Jean-Philippe Delhomme's illustrations, announcing Glenn O’Brien's monthly Style Guy columns. As one of the art and fashion world’s favorite collaborators, you’ll find his mark on everything from Kitsune to Vuitton to Colette to macaron boxes at every Pierre Herme in Paris. And his gift for teasing out truth and humor through the characters in his art and writing (most recently in his book, The Unknown Hipster Diaries, now in its second printing) has made him one of the imaginative observers of hipster culture. Most days, you can find the soft-spoken artist side-stepping tubes of paint in his Brooklyn studio, where we met him recently to learn about the things he holds most dear.

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Exclusive: Jean-Philippe Delhomme Illustrations for Maison Kitsuné

If you braved the hordes during Fashion’s Night Out you might’ve seen these illustrations by GQ favorite Jean-Philippe Delhomme posted along Prince Street. If you had the good sense to swipe one for yourself, all the better.

The illustrations, made for Kitsuné’s excellent Fall 2012 collection and displayed for the first time during Fashion’s Night Out, depict a timeless sense of style while hinting at a humorous disconnect between the modern consumer’s understanding of production and how things are actually made (see: cashmere animals, growing organic diamonds). However it happens, Maison Kitsuné is a brand worth admiring.

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Jessica Repetto Draws Duckie Brown Spring 2013

With parachute overalls, tartan bombers, and—hell yeah—a blossoming black orchid top, the Duckie Brown boys just delivered another round of rebellious silhouettes at New York Fashion Week. Jessica Repetto—a 26-year-old artist who’s worked with everyone from Vogue Italia to Kanye West—was there to live-illustrate the Spring 2013 show in collaboration with Milk Studios. Exclusively for GQ, Repetto sent over her interpretations of the runway, and we called her up to learn about Duckie Brown's latest through metallic paint pens, wax paper, and watercolor crayons.

Gentleman’s Quarters
Every month, we’re inviting ourselves over to a man’s space that we love and deconstructing its contents. For our first installment, Magnus Berger, the art world darling and editor of The Last Magazine, opens his doors to talk books, carpentry, and guitars. Here’s a sample:

"The stool is from this Moroccan store Sheherazade on Orchard St. I kind of like that whole thing between Arabic design and Scandinavian design. There’s a lot of similarities in unexpected ways."

More with Magnus here.

Gentleman’s Quarters

Every month, we’re inviting ourselves over to a man’s space that we love and deconstructing its contents. For our first installment, Magnus Berger, the art world darling and editor of The Last Magazine, opens his doors to talk books, carpentry, and guitars. Here’s a sample:

"The stool is from this Moroccan store Sheherazade on Orchard St. I kind of like that whole thing between Arabic design and Scandinavian design. There’s a lot of similarities in unexpected ways."

More with Magnus here.