Megan Hess is a name synonymous with elegance and high-fashion, her signature style of fashion illustration is in high-demand, globally. In 2008 Hess illustrated the New York Times number one selling book Sex And The City – written by Candace Bushnell. She has since illustrated portraits for Vanity Fair and Time, created iconic accessories for Henri Bendel and illustrated the windows of Bergdorf Goodman in New York.
Hess’s signature style can also be found on her bespoke range of silk scarves, cushions and Limited Edition prints sold around the globe.She has written and illustrated numerous books, including The Dress, Coco Chanel, Paris,Through a Fashion Eye and Claris, The Chicest Mouse in Paris.
Her renowned clients include: Prada, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Fendi, Ladurée, Givenchy, Wedgwood, Salvatore Ferragamo, Michelle Obama, Cartier, Laduree, Montblanc, Balenciaga, Guerlain, Paspaley, Tag Heuer, Chopard and Disney.
Yesterday I was invited to get up close and personal with Megan and her latest collaboration ,“The Hidden Palace” with Designer Rugs. Inspired by an age of glamour and luxury, taking cues from Marie Antoinette and palaces from another world. Hess has once again imbued her collection with elegant, unique designs coupled with the artisan techniques of Designer Rugs and the level of detail is simply breathtaking.
“I have always been fascinated by the decadence and beauty of palaces and all that surrounds them. I designed this collection envisioning the illustrious golden gates of an otherworldly palace, guarding the mystery and elegance that was beyond them. I wanted to invoke feelings of regal opulence and glamour, I wanted to create a hidden palace for your very own home.”
The Hidden Palace collection is on display at Designer Rugs‘ showrooms in Sydney and Melbourne, also viewable online