Back when art was fashion and fashion was art couturiers such as Christian Dior, Paul Poiret and Chanel had illustrators who were dedicated to producing sketches and portraits that captured the essence of the respective brands. And while doing some research into this for fashion history homework, I totally fell in love with the work of one of Christian Diors illustrators, Rene Gruau (im still figuring out how to pronounce his surname). His work looks effortless, artisitic and kind of flirtatious. Weird, i know, now im flirting with fashion illustrations -___-. Below are some examples of her work, I am totally going to start playing around with some illustrations of my own. It just seems so fabulous (for lack of a better word) to do whole thought out artistic illustrations to demonstrate your work as opposed to sketches. I think fashion definitely needs to take a step back when couture was actually taken more than seriously.