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Renè Gruau

René Gruau, Designer (1845-1919)

Born in Rimini in 1909, Count Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli delle Caminate, known as René Gruau,  moved to Paris in the thirties where he became one of the most famous fashion designers of the twentieth century. The unmistakable lines of his work, expressed in the rich relationship between fashion and publicity, can be seen in the pieces that are permanently on display in an area dedicated to the artist in the city’s Municipal Museum.

He died in Rome on March 31st 2004. 
By his own will, the artist's ashes are kept at Rimini Graveyard Memorial Chapel close to Federico Fellini's grave.