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.
We adore the the sketches + illustrations of Inslee by Design! Her calendars are adorable for any fashion lover and she also offers custom illustrations. We adore the idea of a custom bridal sketch for a one-of-a-kind wedding gift.
René Gruau was an italian illustrator that collaborated with Dior, Givenchy, Lanvin, and several important magazines, that revolutionized not only the fashion industry but also the art world with his extremely elegant and pure work.
There is one interesting thing about life of fashion designer Christian Dior who was surviving by selling his fashion sketches to haute couture houses. Today, designers thankfully dont live like that! This is his sketch!