Have you heard of Rene Gruau…Amazing Illustrator

Rene Gruau is an amazing illustrator that was born on Febuary 4th, 1909 and died on March 31st of 2004. His birth name was Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli and was born in Italy. His field was fashion illustration and he was one of the best whose “exaggerated portrayal of fashion design through painting has had a lasting effect on the fashion industry.”

Gruau became one of the best known artists of Haute Couture during the 1940’s and 50’s working with multiple high style magazines. For more on his background click on the link below. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Gruau


Vintage Fashion Sketches by Soicher Marin on Gilt.com

The sale for these pieces are ending very soon, but check out the fabulous illustrations below. The artist Soicher Marin is a wonderful illustrator and these pictures are seriously chic.

“This Sarasota, Florida–based art consultant and framing studio specializes in fine art works, digitally produced using archival inks. Shop this array of vintage, one-of-a-kind prints of couture outfits from the ’60s and ’70s made by some of the world’s most iconic houses, including Balenciaga, Lanvin, Yves St. Laurent, and Givenchy. Each image is framed in basswood and features a glass overlay.” (FROM GILT.COM)