2. René Gruau

René Gruau was a renowned fashion illustrator who has had a lasting effect on the fashion industry. His presence was most felt in the Haute Couture world during the 1940s and 1950s. Gruau worked for many fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Marie-Claire. During his career he also collaborated with many designer houses such as Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Dior.