Jeanette Getrost found a creative way of marrying two of her greatest passions — fashion and art — by devoting herself to fashion illustration. “Fashion has always been a creative outlet for me,” she admitted in an interview with The Style Line. “When I was old enough to dress I would change my clothes constantly until I felt that my outfits reflected my mood,” she adds. “I still am that way, and it’s sort of my relationship to the fashion industry.”
With art, on the other hand, the relationship is more complicated. “My relationship with art is like most human relationships,” says Getrost. “Some days are driven by inspiration and I feel this incredible desire to express myself. The process is really my favorite part because I feel most at peace when creating. I live for those moments. And then I have days where I feel creatively blocked and I find myself questioning everything that I’m doing.”
But judging by her impressive clientele, she needn’t doubt herself. An internationally recognized artist, Getrost was named by Vogue as one of the fashion industry’s most in-demand illustrators, and has partnered with luxury brands ranging from Chanel and Dior to Esteé Lauder and Tiffany & Co.
With the subtle and artful twist of a brush, she creates a fantasy world where the women are irresistibly charismatic, beautiful deities. As such, her work has been covered by trend-setting publications including W. and Women’s Wear Daily. “My process changes depending on the project or piece,” she says, “but I like looking back at a piece and see the evolution from inspiration to concept to design.”
With a background steeped equally in studio art and vintage fashion, Getrost brings a distinctively classical vision to contemporary apparel. You’d want to see what the hype is all about: