Please join us in remembering him, with these words from British Vogue.
Michael Howells, the legendary production designer and art director, has died.
His decades-long career spanned fashion, film and theatre, and he is widely credited with realising some of the most ambitious sets in these fields. Closely aligned with many of fashion’s most-celebrated creators, Howells collaborated with John Galliano on fashion show sets for both his eponymous label and Christian Dior, and realised the catwalk visions of Christian Lacroix and Alexander McQueen.
Creative partnerships with high-profile photographers, including a long-standing relationship with Nick Knight, have also seen Howells design the advertising campaign backdrops of global brands, including Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior. He lent British Vogue his talent, imagination and wit as a contributor on numerous occasions.
“Not only was Michael Howells a genius, he was also a sweet and honourable man. I will miss his laughter,” editor-in-chief Edward Enninful commented.