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Gruau With his fluid lines, graceful poses, and bold use of color, Rene Gruau was a master at conveying fashion s sensual promise to women A close friend and associate of Givenchy, Dior, and other stars of the Paris fashion scene, this unprepossessing, entertaining artist worshiped women almost as much as he did the glamourous life in which he portrayed them Women were the stars of his drawings, and their dominance in his art helped emancipate the female form from the dowdiness of the post war era A Gruau sketch is a masterpiece of simple elegance wasp like waists, enormous bows, black gloved arms and long, long legs were all his signature trademarks, as distinctively his as the playful G and star with which he signed his drawings A spirited blend of the comic, Pop Art, and classical drawing, Gruau s art shaped the New Look of the s and helped revive Paris haute couture With thancolorful drawings from Gruau s numerous fashion spreads in Harpers Bazaar and Vogue and from his advertising campaigns for Dior and other designers, this beautiful, oversized monograph features the highlights of a stellar career that spanned four decades It is a stunning celebration of fashion, form, and beauty

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