Wednesday, 28 July 2010

New exhibition celebrating iconic Christian Dior illustrator

Dior Illustrated: RenĂ© Gruau and the Line of Beauty is a new exhibition set to take place at Somerset House in London WC2, from 10 November 2010 – 9 January 2011. This is a celebration of illustrator RenĂ© Gruau (1909-2004), who created some of the most iconic fashion and beauty images of the 20th century. This exciting exhibition will showcase 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. Gruau influenced the graphic style of a generation of fashion illustrators and the exhibition will feature specially commissioned pieces from six UK based illustrators whose works will draw inspiration from the rich collaboration between Gruau and the House of Dior.