With his stunning figures, his arresting use of color and dramatic element of line, Rene Gruau (1909 – 2004) developed his distinctive "New Look" in the 1940s which greatly influenced fashion, theatre, art and commercial design. He worked for magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Femina, Marie-Claire, etc. Internationally, Gruau's artwork is celebrated for its masterful line and enduring style. Today Gruau's works are collected and exhibited in the finest art institutions, including the Louvre in Paris. This poster, for the Italian seaside resort of Rimini, was the last produced by the master in his lifetime.