Rainy Day Inspiration: René Gruau's Slick Style
(Photo courtesy of Les Arts Décoratifs)Rainy days in the city are undeniably a drag: the subway is slippery, finding a cab is impossible, and well-coiffed hair is prone to frizz. Dressing for the weather is an equal challenge. But this chic drawing by venerable Italian fashion illustrator René Gruau reminds us of two great ways to battle the drizzly day: inject some color into a dreary landscape with a brightly hued jacket, and opt for a hat instead of a cumbersome, sidewalk-clogging umbrella. Bonus points for coordinating colors and big Twiggy lashes.