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Fashion plate - Les choses de Paul Poiret vues par Georges Lepape
  • Les choses de Paul Poiret vues par Georges Lepape
    Paul Poiret, born 1879 - died 1944
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Les choses de Paul Poiret vues par Georges Lepape

  • Object:

    Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (Printed)

  • Date:

    1911 (Published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paul Poiret, born 1879 - died 1944 (Designer)
    Georges Lepape, born 1887 - died 1971 (illustrator)
    Maquet (Printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Collotype, letter press, line block and stencil.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.266-1976

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2C, shelf SH38, box GG85

This print is one of a series of 12 illustrations, cover- and title-page designs for Les choses de Paul Poiret vues par Georges Lepape (Paris 1911), a book commisioned and published by Poiret in a limited edition of 300.

Poiret was one of the most influential and notorious designers of the late 1900s/early 1910s and Lepape's illustrations often showed Poiret's models' heads simply wrapped in turbans, in contrast to the elaborately arranged hairstyles that many fashionable women favoured. Decoration was kept to a minimum, with graphic impact favoured over fine detail.

Poiret's success was short-lived, as his influence did not last beyond the 1910s. Although he continued designing into the 1920s and created gowns for Liberty's in 1933, he failed to recapture the success and notoriety he had enjoyed in the 1910s.

Place of Origin

Paris (Printed)

Date

1911 (Published)

Artist/maker

Paul Poiret, born 1879 - died 1944 (Designer)
Georges Lepape, born 1887 - died 1971 (illustrator)
Maquet (Printer)

Materials and Techniques

Collotype, letter press, line block and stencil.

Marks and inscriptions

Georges Lepape
Signed, below left-hand corner, with GP's monogram of a girl's head.

Dimensions

: 28.5 cm, : 32.2 cm

Object history note

One of a series of 12 illustrations and designs for the cover and titlepage of the book Les choses de Paul Poiret vues par Georges Lepape (Circ.260 to 272-1976). Commissioned and published by Paul Poiret and printed by Maquet, 10 Rue de la Paix, Paris, 1911. Previously bound in paper boards and issued in a limited edition of 300 of which this example is numbered 261 and signed by Poiret. Most are signed 'Georges Lepape'.

Descriptive line

Hand coloured pochoir stencil plate from "les choses de Paul Poiret vues par Georges Lepape". 1911.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Tim Benton, Manuel Fontán del Junco, María Zozaya (eds.) Modern taste : Art deco in Paris, 1910-1935, Madrid : Fundación Juan March, [2014]. ISBN: 9788470756290.

p.213
Taken from Departmental Circulation Registers: 1976-1977

Categories

Prints; Fashion plates; Hats & headwear

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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