rene gruau is one of the most famous fashion illustrators. an exhibition has just opened of gruaus illustrations for dior at somerset house. this exciting exhibition showcases groundbreaking artworks including original illustrations for christian dior parfums, vintage perfume bottles, sketches and magazines, as well as a selection of dior haute couture dresses personally chosen by john galliano including a special dress designed by galliano himself, in homage to gruau. to reflect his influence on modern illustrators there is a showcase of four young illustrators with jasper gooddall standing out head and shoulders above the others (see last image). his installation image of 6ft layered perspex takes a truly inspirational twist on gruau.
On until the 9th January