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Fashion plate - C'est Moi

C'est Moi

  • Object:

    Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    1922 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Marty, André Edouard, born 1882 (artist)

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.147-1975

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 83, box D

This fashion plate from the Gazette du Bon Ton shows a woman on a balcony with the balustrade behind her. She is wrapped in a dramatically patterned black and silver evening cloak by Paul Poiret, which is lined in deep pink with long scarf ties edged with white and black fringing. The fabric of the cloak was probably designed by Raoul Dufy, who created many graphic textiles for Poiret. Poiret was one of the most influential and notorious designers of the late 1900s/early 1910s. By 1922, his designs had gone from being audacious and adventurous to being the height of fashion, and no longer as remarkable as they had been. For example, his 'robe de minute', a gown made of two rectangles of fabric, was created in 1911, 10 years before near-identically constructed chemise dresses became widespread (see T.118-1975). In 1922, the 'robe de minute' reflected the height of fashion and was the universally accepted mode.

Physical description

A woman shown on a balcony with the balustrade behind her, wrapped in a dramatically patterned black and silver evening cloak by Paul Poiret, lined in deep pink with long scarf ties edged with white and black fringing. The fabric of the cloak was probably designed by Raoul Dufy. The cloak almost completely conceals a black evening dress beneath.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)

Date

1922 (made)

Artist/maker

Marty, André Edouard, born 1882 (artist)

Descriptive line

Marty. 'C'est Moi'. Colour lithograph. Published in the Gazette du Bon Ton, Paris 1922

Categories

Fashion plates; Fashion; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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