Gladys Perint was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1947 and her family went to England, when she was young. She studied for 3 years at the St. Martin's School of Art in London, and at the Parsons School of Design, in New York.
She married Simon Palmer and has two sons Tim and Barnaby.
Her first work as an illustrator was for Vogue and the Sunday Times in London and for Harpers Bazaar in New York.
In 1972, she moved to Hong Kong, and wrote and illustrated a bi-weekly column in the South China Morning Post. She exhibited her paintings in Hong Kong, two being acquired by the Hong Kong Museum and Hong Kong Arts Centre.
She wrote and illustrated a book of comic verse called The Magic Circle of Hong kong.
In 1980, she moved to California where she first worked as Fashion Editor of the San Francisco Examiner and then freelanced as a writer and illustrator, notably for the New York Times Magazine, Mirabella, Self, Town and Country and the Los Angeles Times in the USA. In Paris she illustrated for L'Officiel and in Italy for Grazia and Italian Vogue. In England, she drew for Elle and Vogue, in Germany for Madame and Burda, for Joyce in Hong Kong and for Vogue in Spain and Australia.
Her advertising clients include Missoni, Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta, Geoffrey Beene, Lancome and Estee Lauder.
Gladys Perint-Palmer has exhibited in California, Italy, and New York. She has been featured on CNN, City TV and RAI TV.
She received an honorary Doctorate from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.
With wit and spontaneity, Gladys illustrates the catwalk sublime and ridiculous moments, on paper. Her spirited humorous drawings express a refreshingly irreverent attitude to the serious business of fashion.
Her book mentioned below, is a delicious sashay through the fantasy world of fashion, with witty sketches and smart text, forming the perfect guide to learning who is who and what is what in this alternate universe. Each drawing is a story. Fashion People will be appreciated as an historical document by all those who are in the know, or who would like to be.