Pierre Laurent Brenot
French. Pierre-Laurent Brenot (8 July 1913 – 8 May 1998), was a French painter who also had a great activity in fashion and advertising. He is also known as the father of the ''French pin-up''.
During the ''Years of Fashion'' (from 1936 to 1950), thanks to his daring and his talent, he was hired by Mr. Chatard, a great dressmaker for men and women, within the store ''Fashionable'' based at the 16th of the Boulevard Montmartre. Brenot then created a line of men's suits. Moving forward, he made many fashion drawings for other great designers and milliners (Christian Dior, Jacques Fath, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Nina Ricci, Jeanne Lafaurie, Charles Montaigne ...) as well as for Lanvin and Rochas brands.
Awards Gold Medal at the Salon des Artistes Français (1966) – Honour Medal from Moscow City (1986)