Rene Gruau for Perrin

I love the (almost) quick sketch style of this woman, the color gold with the way it is so suggestive of a woman wearing a dress then wraps around her neck and up the back of her neck like a hat is there.

gruau svan

Fashion Drawings - René Gruau 1909 - 2004 Gruau's fluid line, bold use of colour, composition and psychology make his work stand out. He is undoubtedly the best fashion artist of the mid century; he was without peers

dior gruau

Rene Gruau, Illustrator extraordinaire literally made my heart race the first time I saw his work in the Negresco in Nice. Post two men defined French fashion, Christian Dior and his illustrator Rene Gruau, The New Look was born.