Vintage Vogue

George Lepape, French (1887-1971) is considered one of the origniators of the Art Deco style which became fully realized when he produced an album of designs by Paul Poiret in 1911 –
Gazette du Bon Ton: Marketed towards the Paris elite, was arguably the most influential fashion magazine of its time, virtually defining many of the new trends in fashion during the dynamic period from 1912-1925. The beautiful color plates anticipate the popular art deco movement of the mid 1920¹s and were executed by some of the most prominent French artists of the early part of the century including Bakst, George Barbier, Pierre Brissaud, Brunelleschi, Georges Lepape, Andre Marty, and others. The extremely rich and vivid colors were achieved through fine pochoir hand coloring.

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