Rene Gruau. My all time favourite fashion illustrator. Hard to describe why I love this portrait so much without sounding like a pretentious art critic. She is so so feminine, the flowers suggest fragility and yet she is oh-so powerful.
Illustration by René Gruau (1909 - 2004) http://art.findartinfo.com/images/artwork/2006/8/a000908571-001.jpg
René Gruau: Illustrating Dior
Rene Gruau His style often is using the technique of mark making using ink to create different effects. Unlike David he uses mostly block colours making the overall effect of bold, more strong illustrations.