Monday, December 31, 2012

Pampaloni Gruau

Here is some more news on Gruau:

René Gruau
91 NE 40th Street
Pampaloni will honor René Gruau's work from December 3, 2012 to February 15, 2013, with unprecedented artwork from private collections. Gruau's work will be displayed among Pampaloni's current silver collections, creating a harmonious world of Italian beauty where artists enhance each other to deliver the best of what Italian aesthetic and elegance can be.


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Madonna and Rene Gruau?

Here is a photo of Madonna looking like one of Gruau's illustrations:

Let me know what you think?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Zinc’s René Gruau Runway Collection to Debut at Art Basel

More fresh news on Gruau...

From here:

Zinc, one of the most innovative textile manufacturers in the design world, are celebrating the works of iconic fashion illustrator René Gruau. The company are set to unveil their highly-anticipated new ‘Runway’ collection, a fabric collection featuring the works of famed fashion illustrator René Gruau.
Zinc chose twelve of Gruau’s most iconic images to headline their January 2013 fashion-inspired ‘Runway’ collection. The launch of the collection during Art Basel coincides with the release of a major new book by Assouline called “Gruau: Portraits of Men”, as well as an exhibition of René Gruau’s works at the Pampaloni Gallery.

For those who can’t wait for the release of the Zinc collection, the exhibition at Pampaloni should sate the appetite; either check out the collection (which debuts December 3) or attend the unveiling cocktail reception at the Pampaloni Gallery on Thursday December 6th from 6:30-9:30pm. Guests at the unveiling will get a sneak preview of the fascinating collaboration between Zinc and Gruau’s famed works.

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Ah, great to see Gruau's work being shown in a different way.

Friday, November 23, 2012

It appears that Rene Gruau's appeal will always be with us.  Look at this dress.  It is a recent acquisition and huge highlight of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) called simply "Big"  It is the newest installation in the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume on Level 4 in the Museum’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.

“This installation highlights objects that are BIG,” states Dr. Alexandra Palmer, Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Curator in the ROM’s World Cultures department. She continues, “BIG is not just about size. Even the smallest textile can have BIG personal, social, and cultural value that shifts according to context."

This great dress was designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior Couture. Specially commissioned by the ROM and made possible by the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust, this dramatic coat-dress was inspired by fashion illustrator René Gruau’s drawings of the 1940s and 1950s and is a 21st century reworking of Dior’s 1947 New Look.

What do you think?



Rene Gruau

One of the top fashion illustrators ever to appear in magazine covers, advertisements, posters and the like. This page is a celebration to the man. I hope you enjoy the images and information. In addition, I will sell some very rare ads on linen to frame from time to time. So please look for those.

Sincerely, T. D.

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