This is a matted mid-century perfume advertisement print for “Miss Dior” perfume by Christian Dior. Dior called this fragrance a "hymn to love, emblematic of femininity...modern, rebellious and elegant". And the illustrator, Rene Gruau heightens that image. Gruau is a highly collectible French illustrator who is recognized internationally for his highly stylized fashion illustration and advertising art. This image is an example of the French propensity for style and flair in mid-century advertising art. The creative friendship between Christian Dior and the illustrator Rene Gruau was a collaboration which celebrated a special spirit which continued for many years, even after Dior’s death in 1957. Gruau’s breathtaking use of bold color and strong graphic lines enhances the allure of Dior’s fragrance. This image captures the essence of an iconic fragrance as well as the spirit of a creative chic genius. Signed by Gruau with his signature "g". 8.25 x 11.5 inches in size. Excellent clean condition. Will come matted in a neutral tone 16 x 20 inch mat ready for a standard size frame. Please allow time for custom matting.
Matted Mid-Century French Dior Perfume Advertisement Print by Gruau