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René Gruau – the greatest fashion illustrator of all time

Rene Gruau was born in 1909 in Italy. He created most iconic fashion images of the 20th century. His great artistic talent was discovered when Rene was 14 years old. By the time he reached 18, he was published internationally, in the US, Italy, and France. He worked for such magazines as Marie-Claire, Femina, Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Flair, L'Officiel, Madame Figaro, and L'Officiel de la Couture. In his great career, Gruau was hired also by major designers like Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior, Jacques Fath, Balenciaga, Elsa Schiaparelli, Rochas, Lanvin, Elizabeth Arden, and...