René Gruau remains one of the most renowned fashion illustrators, for the stunning silhouettes, dramatic use of colours and powerful minimal lines, which lead to the incredibly seductive, sophisticated and elegant imagery.
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.
Inspirations at Monica Hahn Photography. 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