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Sanguines 1920s fashion pochoir by Barbier. Gazette du Bon Ton.

Sanguines 1920s fashion pochoir by Barbier. Gazette du Bon Ton.

by Barbier, George

Gazette du Bon Ton pochoir c1923 of 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 went on to 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 adopted worldwide since that time. Pochoir was a labour-intensive process, with a separate stencil cut for each successsive application of watercolour.

Size of page 24 x 19cm or 9.5 x 7.5 inches. This is one of the finest examples of George Barbier's 1920's fashion studies, and Barbier's pochoirs are the most collectable. With its simple elegance, perfect style, and the mood portrayed, it is one of the most beautiful fashion pochoirs from this series. The price is reduced because the colour is slightly faded.

Stock Number: apGdBT19Price: $220.00

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