Hilary Knight collection. Placard for the original Broadway production of Sugar Babies starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney in 1979, designed and illustrated by Mr. Knight. Lithograph with "Sugar" silkscreened on heavy card stock. The center cartouche with production credits surrounded by pink glitter background and drapery with Ziegfeld Folly-inspired chorus girls.
Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.