image; miss dior, rene gruau, c. 1950; michelle for galmont
Don't you love those 'can't live without' type lists? I think it is a great way to get a quick insight into what makes someone tick. Well, Miles Redd, creative director of Oscar De La Renta Home, recently listed his twelve favourite things for Elle Decor. I especially loved that illustrations by one of our leading vintage poster artists, Rene Gruau, made the cut. It's no surprise really when you consider that before creating stunning images for French dance halls such as Lido and Moulin Rouge, Gruau was a fashion illustrator for couture houses such as Givenchy and Dior.
Here's a tiny taste for now. I'm sad to see this beautiful advertising image leave the gallery this weekend....it wasn't even here a week!