Sold with certificate of authenticity signed by Gruau.
Catherine Deneuve - film star and fashion muse - is the subject of this vivacious portrait. Gruau made relatively few identified portraits, preferring to evoke generic images of idealised female beauty and elegance. Deneuve's fine looks and unfaltering sense of style made of her a high-profile ambassador of French sophistication. She was notably a close friend and a great inspiration to Yves Saint Laurent. What better subject for Gruau's artistry than this great woman of style, the embodiment of Parisian high fashion refinement.