Nina Ricci Back Bruyère Evening Gown, 1946. Illustrator: René Gruau. Gruau became one of the best known and favorite artists of the haute couture world during the 1940s and 50s working with Marie-Claire, L’Officiel, L’Album Du Figaro and an assortment of “high-style” magazines. Gruau’s artwork is recognized and commended internationally in some of Paris and Italy’s most prestigious art museums including the Louvre.
Rene De Gruau