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L'Empire du Monde. World Empire, George Barbier 1920s fashion

L'Empire du Monde. World Empire, George Barbier 1920s fashion

by Barbier, George

Empire of the World antique print c1924 elegance with suggestion of worldiness.
Evening Gown designed by Charles Worth (Robe du Soir, de Worth).

Original fashion pochoir c1924 by George Barbier (1882-1932) for La Gazette du Bon Ton (Journal of Good Style). Between 1912 and 1925 (with a break during World War I when the editor and many of the artists were called up for military service), fine fashion illustrators introduced the latest fashions by prominent French designers. Barbier was one of the four regular contributors for this exclusive periodical. He was most influential in the style of artwork, and his fashion illustrations are most sought after today.

Pochoir fashion illustration was perfected by skilful artists in France at the beginnning of the 20th century. Pochoir, the French word for stencil, has been used worldwide to describe their labour-intensive process of cutting many separate stencils for successive applications of watercolour by hand.

Size of page 24 x 19cm or 9.5 x 7.5 inches. (Paper slightly aged at edges.)

Stock Number: apGdBT24.30Price: $220.00