Jan Langan, fashion illustrator : papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains original sketches and illustrations, including for Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin; press cuttings; programmes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jan Langan (ca.1930s-2009) was born in Texas and educated at Washington University, St Louis. She moved to Europe in the mid 1950s, living in London and the South of France. Langan covered the Paris collections for the St Louis Post-dispatch and the Chicago Sun Times as well as producing illustrated articles on London food markets and Ascot for them. Between 1976 and 1981 she illustrated posters for the London Collections for Percy Savage as well as producing drawings for Harrods, N Peal, and Yuki. Her agent was John Hodgson.

Conditions Governing Access

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant.

Acquisition Information

Given by anonymous donor, 2013.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.