Monday, 9 February 2009

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Rene Gruau Fashion Illustrator

René GRUAU was born in Italy in 1909, He settled in Paris in 1924 and embarked on his career as a fashion illustrator.
In 1947, his friend Christian DIOR entrusted him with drawing the MISS DIOR advertisement and the famous Bar dress.
In 1948, he left for the United States to work for HARPER'S BAZAAR and VOGUE, before becoming the exclusive artist for FLAIR.
In 1949, he devoted his time to advertising: ROUGE BAISER, LIDO, MOULIN ROUGE, BEMBERG, BLIZZAND.
Between 1950 and 2004, he worked for some of the greatest names in Haute Couture: BALMAIN, FATH, BALENCIAGA, GIVENCHY, ROCHAS. whilst continuing to produce fashion drawings for ELLE, VOGUE, FRANCE, MADAME FIGARO and L'OFFICIEL DE LA COUTURE.


  1. I adore Rene Gruau illustrations! Have one framed in my boudoir!! (just a bog standard bedroom in reality but it makes it feel like a boudoir lol!)

  2. Thank you so much for all of this knowledge you share...I had no clue where to begin finding this


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