One of my birthday cards, sent by my friend Jenny in Paris, has a beautiful fashion illustration on the front. It is by Rene Gruau, an Italian born fashion illustrator, who was part of the french fashion movement after the second world war.
'Rene Gruau developed his distinctive “New Look” in the 1940’s which greatly impacted haute couture, theatre, art, and commercial design. With his trademark use of his powerful minimal line, Gruau’s style combined seductive sophistication with classic beauty, grace and sensual elegance.' (Soure: americanfineartgallery.com)
I've really enjoyed researching his work, and will share a few images with you here. They seem to embody what I like about fashion. It's all about feeling elegant.