Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show Pays Tribute To The Beauty of René Gruau Fashion Illustrations

I am so in love with Dior's Spring 2011 Couture show! It was inspired by Monsieur Christian Dior's favorite fashion illustrator René Gruau. He was famous his fabulous Ad campaigns back in the 1950s for House of Dior, glamorous yet minimal brush strokes, just a dash, swift, decisive strokes of gouache, charcoal & pen, it captures of all the beautiful embroidery, shapes of Monsieur Dior's creations.

The Collection beautifully captures the silhouettes of the 1950s. The signature shapes & details that made Christian Dior famous was shown in each dresses, such as, pencil-line skirts, swirling fan pleat circle skirts, over the top ball gowns with feathers, beadings & embroideries. Also the strong contrast on models make-up, bold red lipsticks, porcelain skin foundation with defined blush on the cheeks, all lead back to Fashion Illustrator René Gruau's signature illustration style.

Here is a video of this super fabulous Dior Spring 2011 Couture Show

Here are some of the best looks from the show

We hope this show will inspire you to go to your local bookstores or search it online to check out René Gruau's fabulous Fashion Illustrations that has inspired many fashion designers including myself!

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!


Alan + Mei-Mei the Pug

Photos Courtesy by Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com & Video courtesy by Vogue

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