Hilary Knight collection. Placard for the musical Colette designed by Mr. Knight in 1982. Lithograph with separate gold ink printing on heavy card stock. The image of Colette with her arms upswept and holding a cat, in a gown with detailed images from the French writer's body of work. Signed by Mr. Knight. Limited edition of 100.
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.