the art of fashion

January 26, 2011

Whenever I look at RenĂ© Gruau’s illustrations, I’m always struck by his versatility with both genre and medium.

I mean, look: His stylized, sexypants posters were gorgeous…

…as was his pop-art stuff…

…his eye for minimalism was flawless…

…and don’t even get me started on his ability to draw tulle. Do you know how hard it is to draw tulle? Hard.

And even though I know very well my fashion illustrations are of the chicken scratch variety, I feel the sudden urge to pick up a sketchbook, don’t you?

Images from here, here and here.