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London Museum Showcases the Iconic Illustrator Behind Dior

Where: The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom
November 12, 2010 at 8:46 AM | by | ()

The name René Gruau may not be instantly recognizable, but you fashionistas and art aficionados will know his illustrations, which captured the energy and elegance of his friend Dior's designs. You can see his influential work in the just-opened exhibit "Dior Illustrated: René Gruau and the Line of Beauty" at London's Somerset House.

The exhibit pays homage to iconic Italian illustrator René Gruau, who changed fashion images in the 20th century with his distinctive bold lines and fluid graphic style.

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Play Petanque with Chanel or Strut Shanghai's Bund with Dior

Where: Shanghai, China
May 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM | by | ()

Karl Lagerfeld comes out for the Chanel finale in St. Tropez

Ever in pursuit of the latest fashion, the world turned its focus to the French designers last week as both Chanel and Christian Dior showed their 2011 resort collections on runways in two very exotic, very different locales. Considering the price of French luxury fashion, you could have a glamorous VIP trip to either of the cities for the price of an entire outfit; so which would you choose? Perhaps we ought to tell you what places had the honor of hosting the shows first...

Chanel, whose designer Karl Lagerfeld has taken his resort girls everywhere from the pool at The Raleigh in Miami to an airplane hangar in Santa Monica over the last few years, chose St. Tropez as both his muse and backdrop. Marching girls down the promenade along the ocean after a night of playing Pétanque with celebrities, Lagerfeld evoked the freewheeling, youthful spirit of the South of France and gave us yet another reason to add the jet-set playground of St Tropez to our bucket list. He even directed an entire mini-movie in the Côte d'Azur town, which you can view after the jump.

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