This blog post caught my eye, and reminded me how much I love the work of illustrator René Gruau, who, along with Christian Dior, turned fashion and advertising completely on its tête in post-war Paris. And what a life he had, talk about friends in high places.

A group of these beautiful illustrations would be fabulous in a monochrome house/flat/chichi little apartment in Le Marais (delete as applicable). Start your collection here

Mo, deputy chief sub-editor