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Fashion illustrator René Gruau whose exaggerated portrayal of fashion design through painting has had a lasting effect on the fashion industry.
The Calze Ortalion poster for stockings display Gruau’s signature use of stunning, passionate, figures, his arresting use of color and dramatic, explosive element of line, Rene Gruau developed his distinctive “New Look” in the 1940’s which greatly impacted haute couture, theatre, art, and commercial design. He worked for magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue in the US, Femina, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, L’Album du Figaro and other well known publications in France as well as for internationally known organizations like the Moulin Rouge and Bemberg, and most famously working alongside Christian Dior.
142 x 100cm