Rene Gruau - Dior

week Eduardo illustrators name: René Gruau (Italy) Year: around and material: watercolor description: I think Rene Gruau uses the advantages of watercolor to create abstract and simple shapes that actually reflects the esence of the clothes

By Rene Gruau.

René Gruau: 'Paris, City of Lights'; one of a series of haute couture illustrations commissioned by Fleur Cowles for Flair magazine, circa

Miss Lily Elsie: "La bella della Belle Epoque"

So beautiful. Lily Elsie, popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Lehár's operetta The Merry Widow.