Fashion Inspiration: The concept of Illustrations by René Gruau in Dazed and Confused fashion story.
The line signature of René Gruau flourishes with the numerous inspirations in the fashion world until the present day. Starting from Christian Dior‘s fashion staple , the captivating illustrations of female profiles and elegant silhouettes to current fashion photography including the latest editorial from Dazed and Confused June 2012. The story “A Scanner Darkly” unveils the concept of fashion illustrations by Gruau with the emphasis into the signature line. The strong dark line for René Gruau was the indicator of emotions, pace, spontaneity perfectly portrayed on the artistic work. Following the concept of this signature line “A Scanner Darkly” infuses the notion of photography and illustration creating a peculiar mixed-media illusion thanks to the rough drawing makeup effect by makeup artists Yadim and tousled hair byYannick D’Is . When I saw these pictures for the first time I was in a state of entire captivation both for the mesmerizing tribute to René Gruau and current fashion presentation from pre-fall 2012 collections of Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Céline.
“Just a line? But it is the basis of all art, with a single line we can express grandeur, nobility, sensuality, the line synthesizes sensations and concentrates knowledge”
Dazed and Confused June 2012
Editorial: “A Scanner Darkly”
Photographer: Daniel Jackson
Models: Ava Smith, Codie Young, and Madison Headrick
Make up artist: Yadim
Stylist Karen Langley (Total Management)
Hair by Yannick D’Is
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