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Sylvie Nissen & Vincent Leret. Preface by John Galliano. Thalia Editions. 2009. First edition. English language edition. Hardbound in pink cloth, no dust jacket (as issued). 304 pages. Extensively illustrated in colour. 280 x 250mm (11 x 9¾"). 2.1kg. 9782352780588. English. Fine; as new (in shrink-wrap).The key book on Rene Gruau to examine the illustrator's life as well as his work. It covers his work and relationships with fashion houses such as Dior, Givenchy, Jacques Fath, Balmain, Balenciaga and Schiaparelli, as well as his magazine work, advertisements and productions for Moulin Rouge, Lido and Casino de Paris. The book is generously illustrated and includes a comprehensive index, biography and bibliography.