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René Gruau - Fashion Illustrator
The Opera-Gloved Fashion Illustrations of Rene Gruau

Famous French fashion illustrator René Gruau was born in Rimini, Italy, in 1910 as Renato Conte de Savagli-Ricardelli. His French mother separated from his father when he was two or three years old, often moved and traveled, and he accompanied her. In the late 1920s, they moved to Paris, France, and he started his career as an illustrator for fashion magazines. From 1955 onwards, photography took over illustrations and fashion drawings in several newspapers and fashion magazines. From this time on, most of Gruau's work concerned fashion advertising (fashion accessories, gloves, perfume, cosmetics, lingerie,fabrics etc.) In 1989, a René Gruau Exhibition was held at the Musée du Costume at the Palais Galliera (Paris). To this day, he continues to work for advertising, and has started drawing for fashion magazines again: Elle, Madame Figaro, Vogue, L'Officiel de la Couture. The elegant ladies in his illustrations often wear - of course! - opera (or other long) gloves. Source of the pictures: Joëlle Chariau (ed.): René Gruau. Schirmer/Mosel, Munich, Germany 1984 (ISBN 3-88814-229-6).
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alll above images from here....
http://www.operagloves.com/Fashion/R...renegruau.html

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the cover of the assouline book about him and his work...
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the official website...http://www.renegruau.com/body_index.html
i think his work is so sexy and elegant at the same time...
i also like some of his advertising work...
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thanks for starting this thread. i love rene's work.

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me too! I love the pink chair one with the tulle & gloves.

this is one of my favourites.



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I love the images in post #3 softgrey! I've never heard of Gruau, so thanks for the introduction...I really like what I've seen so far.


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thanks for the thread softgrey!
his elegance has always been an inspiration to me. i was so disappointed that when he died last year vogue didn't pay him tribute with a cover...that would have been great.
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I love his work, his restricted use of color really makes the lines stand out.

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thank you soft. i have seen his work around and i love his style. i love the picture with the red chair soft posted..it shows his keen illustrative eye and stroke versatility and this


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I love the Lido poster Spike posted - I bought then when I was 14 in Paris...it stayed on my bedroom wall for years

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i went to a fashion illustration exhibit yesterday...
got to see tons of original drawings by rene
it was beautiful

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just saw this thread, thank you softgrey
love the shapes - they work for me like optical illusion pictures
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