The rather fabulous 20th Century Decorative Art & Design auction includes original drawings by 1950s couture illustrator Rene Gruau, who worked with the likes of Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Balmain and Lanvin during couture's heyday.
The auction features a total of 130 lots and is expected for raise £2 million. Any of Rene's illustrations would be just perfect as a Christmas stocking filler. Hint hint.
By Rene Gruau, Paris – City of Light, circa 1950. Image courtesy of Christie's
The 20th Century Decorative Art & Design auction takes place at Christie's London today at 2pm. For more information head to www.christies.com