René Gruau loves women.
With great humour, he defines Glamour and Sensuality by revealing the feminine universe – made of luxury, frivolity, futility and narcissism – as the most natural thing in the world.
René Gruau was born in Italy in 1909 of an aristocratic Italian father and a French mother, Marie Gruau, whose name he took. He settled in Paris in 1924 and embarked on his career as a fashion illustrator.
His earliest drawings were published in Italy, Germany and England.