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Rene Gruau’s Iconic Dior Illustrations on Display at Somerset House in London

Rene Gruau’s Iconic Dior Illustrations on Display at Somerset House in London

Rene Gruau (Fashion Illustrator) - His style ranged from open-faced friendly women, who look as if they enjoy wearing fashionable clothes, to elegant seductive creatures who wear their garments with an air of mystery. He was truly, an icon of the fashion world. - from http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/designers/rene-gruau/

Rene Gruau (Fashion Illustrator) - His style ranged from open-faced friendly women, who look as if they enjoy wearing fashionable clothes, to elegant seductive creatures who wear their garments with an air of mystery. He was truly, an icon of the fashion world. - from http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/designers/rene-gruau/

Rene Gruau / draw some fashion illustrations of clothes that were in fashion when my nan got married or something? Compare to modern fashion

Rene Gruau / draw some fashion illustrations of clothes that were in fashion when my nan got married or something? Compare to modern fashion

The Italian fashion illustrator Rene Gruau (1909-2004) became one of the best known and favorite artists of the haute couture world during the 1940s and 50s. Gruau skills and creativity had enormous influence on modern day fashion advertising and photography. Simple and striking lines are the characteristics of his beautiful illustrations.

The Italian fashion illustrator Rene Gruau (1909-2004) became one of the best known and favorite artists of the haute couture world during the 1940s and 50s. Gruau skills and creativity had enormous influence on modern day fashion advertising and photography. Simple and striking lines are the characteristics of his beautiful illustrations.

René GRUAU (1909-2004) <br/>Homme au chapeau et à la cravate, pour Christ

René GRUAU (1909-2004) <br/>Homme au chapeau et à la cravate, pour Christ