Lady under a Green Umbrella - Encouragement Greeting Card
Let your friend know that they are as well-covered as the chic lady who originally graced a 1968 ad by René Gruau. This stylish woman is shielded beneath an "impermeable umbrella" crafted by the Italian company Ortalion, and her appearance may seem familiar. That's because she was inspired by none other than Audrey Hepburn—she was both a friend and a muse to the artist!
René Gruau (1909-2004) was a renowned Italian-French fashion illustrator, celebrated for his influential and iconic work in the world of haute couture. His unique and bold style, characterized by expressive lines and a minimalistic yet impactful approach, left an indelible mark on the fashion industry. Gruau's illustrations graced the pages of prestigious fashion magazines, including Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and he collaborated with legendary couturiers like Christian Dior and Hubert de Givenchy. His ability to capture the essence of fashion and elegance with a few masterful strokes of his pen made him an essential figure in the history of fashion illustration.
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope