Cathy Daley is an artist who's work very involved with clothing particularly the tutu and the stiletto. Cathy also has started exploring her themes through sculpture with “Little Black Dress”, a 17 foot high extravagantly slender cloth gown and “Soft Stiletto” a collapsed over sized vinyl shoe with stiletto heel.
"Drawing on persistent cultural images inspired by ballerina tutus, the garb of fairy-tale princesses and Barbie doll couture, my work investigates childhood memories of what it means to be female in Western culture and explores cultural representation of the feminine and the body. The drawings mine contemporary vocabularies of glamour, fashion, popular culture, cartoons, street signage, Hollywood cinema, fairy tales, and mythology, to examine the iconography of the feminine as it exists in the cultural imaginary, personal memory, and fantasy." Cathy Daley
I think Cathy's work would be fantastic as fashion illustration and is certainly inspirational.