Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dior Illustrated: René Gruau at Somerset House

How I wish I could fly over the "pond" to view this stunning René Gruau exhibit in London!

A celebration of the renowned illustrator René Gruau (1909-2004), who created some of the most iconic fashion images of the 20th century. This exciting exhibition showcases groundbreaking artworks including original illustrations for Christian Dior Parfums, vintage perfume bottles, sketches and magazines, as well as a selection of Dior Haute Couture dresses personally chosen by John Galliano including a special dres designed by Galliano himself, in homage to Gruau.

And to celebrate this exhibit, Selfridges apparently released a limited edition make-up palette with a Gruau illustration. Sighhhhhhhh!


Amy said...

wow! that palette is to die for.


I just love this! Gruau is my all time favorite illustrator! I would do anything to go see that exhibit.

Hope you're having a lovely week :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

I'd never be able to USE the makeup and disturb the image, I'm afraid! Those illustrations are so fabulous -- wish they could take us there to the exhibit virtually!