Paris: 1983. Notes: Decorative French poster of Moulin Rouge archivally framed.
Rene Gruau (Italian, 1909–2004):Fashion illustrator René Gruau revolutionized haute couture with his dramatic illustrations for fashion houses like Dior, Givenchy, Balenciaga, and Lanvin. Throughout his six-decade career, Gruau worked for almost every major fashion magazine, including Marie Claire, L’Officiel, Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating bold illustrations inspired by diverse influences including Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Japanese prints. He was renowned for capturing the elegance and glamour of haute couture using bold, energetic brushstrokes and refined contours. In 1947, he was commissioned by Christian Dior to design the “Miss Dior” advertisement, a campaign that launched Dior’s famed “New Look” collection and made Gruau a household name in high fashion. Although best known for his work in fashion, Gruau also designed costumes, scenery , and advertisements for theater and ballet and created an iconic poster for Federico Fellini’s 1960 film La Dolce Vita. His work is now held in the permanent collections of the Louvre and other major institutions., Image Size : , Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 1145x790 (mm), 45.08x31.10 (Inches), Coloring: Printed in Color, Medium: Lithograph, Categories: Posters;. Very Good, mounted on linen. Item #P5278