Michael Roberts is one of the world’s greatest fashion creatives with a career that spans 20 years at the heart of the industry. He joined Vanity Fair as fashion director in 2006 and prior to that was fashion director at The New Yorker for nine years. He has photographed and contributed graphic works to The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, and has also published several successful books of illustrations, including The Jungle ABC (Callaway, 1998), Mumbo Jumbo (Callaway, 2000), Snowman in Paradise (Chronicle, 2004), and The Snippy World of New Yorker Fashion Artist Michael Roberts (L7/Steidl, 2005).
His graphic 1920s jungle collages have become highly collectible and established a distinctive aesthetic for Roberts, not least in the fashion community where he has been embarking on several exciting projects. His prints appeared in the Marc by Marc Jacobs Autumn 2011 runway collection. More recently Roberts has also teamed with London designer Ninivah Khomo on a concept store and range of print clothing. As part of the venture Roberts designed the looks and interior of the store as well as lending his motifs to prints on pieces. Next he is adding footwear to the project in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik for autumn.