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Sanguines 1920s George Barbier fashion pochoir antique print.

Sanguines 1920s George Barbier fashion pochoir antique print.

by Barbier, George

Gazette du Bon Ton pochoir. Elegance and optimism, personified by George Barbier. Robes du Soir, de Worth. Evening dresses designed by Charles Worth.

Very elegant apricot-coloured fashion pochoir circa 1923 by George Barbier (1882-1932) for La Gazette du Bon Ton (Journal of Good Style). The finest fashion illustrators of the day portrayed the latest fashions by prominent French designers. Barbier was one of the four regular contributors for this exclusive periodical, and was the most influential with the style of presentation of these charming fashion studies. Barbier pochoir present charming fashion narratives that convey the mood of each style beautifully, and offer a glimpse of the gracious style of the Art Deco period.

La Gazette de Bon Ton was published by Lucien Vogel in Paris between 1912 and 1925, and distributed by Condé Nast who publish Vogue fashion periodical. The portrayal of fashion by the pochoir method was perfected by skilful artists in France, and this French word for stencil has been used worldwide since that time. Pochoir was a labour-intensive process, with a separate stencil cut for each successsive application of watercolour.

This is one of the finest examples of George Barbier's 1920's fashion studies. Barbier pochoirs are eminently collectable. With its serene elegance and style, this is one of the most beautiful fashion pochoirs from this series. The slightly faded colour actually portrays a more gentle mood. Size of page 24 x 19cm or 9.5 x 7.5 inches.

Stock Number: apGdBT19Price: $175.00