Friday, 30 July 2010

For Gruau groupies

You may not know the name René Gruau, but we can bet you know his illustrations: this iconic artist created stunning images for Dior (among other non-beauty brands). But whether you're a Gruau groupie like us or new to his stunning artworks, you'll want to make a date for your diary: 10th November 2010 - 9th January 2011, when Somerset House hosts an exhibition of Gruau's illos for Christian Dior Parfums, alongside vintage perfume bottles and magazines, archival sketches, haute couture Dior dresses - and some specially commissioned illustrations from artists 'inspired' by the collaboration between Dior and Gruau (who lived from 1909-2004). We will be queuing on the doorstep when it opens. Panting.