Introductory text by Frieda Grafe. Interview with Rene Gruau by Joelle Chariau. Foreword by Hubert de Givenchy.
New York. Rizzoli. 1984. First English language edition. Hardback, dust jacket. 136 pages. 74 illustrated plates, 59 in colour. 295 x 240mm (11½ x 9½"). 1.2kg. 0847805662. English. Fine; some very slight shelf wear to jacket, very slight yellowing to white jacket.
The scarce English language monograph on the fashion illustrations of Rene Gruau (1909-2004). Gruau is considered one of the greatest fashion illustrators of the 20th century. His drawings of the New Look designs of Dior perfectly captured the chicness and lines of '50s fashion. Collected here are 74 of Gruau's most iconic illustrations including those created for Dior, Balmain, Givenchy, Jacques Fath, L'Officiel, Flair, International Textiles and others. Contains an interview with the artist.