Wednesday, February 10, 2010

RENE GRUAU: iLLUSTRATOR TO DiOR, GiVENCHY, ROCHAS, AND MORE

Excerpted and translated from ReneGruau.com:


Born in 1909 in Italy to an Italian aristocrat father and French mother, Rene Gruau moved to Paris in 1924 and began his career as a fashion designer. His first drawings were published in Italy, Germany and England … From 1935 to 1939 he worked with the magazine Femina, Marie Claire, L'Officiel, and more …1946 was the first collaboration with International Textile, for which he designed all the covers until 1984 … In 1947, Rene's friend Christian Dior commissioned him to design advertisements of the fragrance MISS DIOR … In 1948, he moved to the USA and work for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, then became the exclusive artist Flair… In 1949, he devoted himself to advertising for RED KISS, LIDO, MOULIN ROUGE, Bemberg, and BLIZZAND … In 1950 to the present, he works for the biggest names in couture, Balmain, Fath, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Rochas while continuing drawings for ELLE, Vogue, Madame Figaro, and L’Officiel...








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