Patrick Mauries & Rene Gruau.
Franco Maria Ricci. Milano. 1984. First edition. No. 2299 of a limited edition of 6000 copies. French language edition. Hardback, 4to; black silk-bound boards, with colour plate pasted to front board, gilt titles to front and spine, housed in black-cloth clam-shell-box, with black patterned-paper to front and back. 216 pages on grey heavy stock. Illustrated throughout in colour. Texts in English, Italian and French. 370 x 255mm. 1.8kg. 9788821629044. Near fine; very slight shelf wear.
A Franco Maria Ricci publication devoted to the work of the fashion illustrator Rene Gruau. Gruau's artwork epitomises 1950s fashion and style, and are as recognisiable as Dior's New Look, for which he provided numerous illustrations. Over 100 of Gruau's drawings are reproduced and are accompanied by Patrick Mauries text in English, Italian and French.