Grau by Claudia Grau

About Claudia Grau


Claudia Grau is one of the first designers to hit Melrose. Her eye for textiles and creative mind have been dressing women who like to make a statement for decades. All one of a kind one at a time handmade in Hollywood.

Claudia Grau has been a creative force in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. In the late 70’s at age 21, she ventured into the fashion world by starting her company, Gräu Design. In 1980 she opened her first store on then-sleepy Melrose Avenue (with only 8 stores from Doheny to Highland), and was one of the pioneering designers that made Melrose famous for fashion.  Her shop was an instant success with celebrities and stylists. As an early pioneer in deconstruction and collaged clothing, Ms. Grau was named an LA mover and shaker at the early age of 24. Grau was the first designer to use “green” reused, recycled clothing, and she continues to use primarily recycled clothing to this day.  Grau produces free-cut garments (most without the use of patterns) that are hand-died and hand-sewn.