Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rene Gruau Illustrated

I can't remember how many times I've come across Italian born Rene Gruau's iconic fashion illustrations without giving due pause to recognize the enormity of his influence on fashion and commercial design. Best known for his marketing images for Miss Dior perfume and the House of Dior, Gruau worked for a dazzling list of couturiers and magazines including Balmain, Schiaparelli, Balenciaga,Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar. I loved what he did with ink, and the quality and spirit of the colors he chose. Gruau's graphic love affair with fashion spanned over 50 years and his images aren't going anywhere!



Image sources: loulaland.wordpress.com, pessimiss.wordpress.com, anothermag.com, disneyrollergirl.blogspot.com, artophile.com

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