Hilary Knight collection. Placard designed and illustrated by Mr. Knight in 2011 for the original Broadway production of Doin' It For Love starring Kaye Ballard , Liliane Montevecchi , and Lee Roy Reams. Lithograph on heavy card stock. illustrations of the three leads embracing in dance. Signed by Mr. Knight.
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.