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Fashion design

Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (designed)
    New York (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    1913-14 (designed)
    1950s (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Erté, born 1892 - died 1990 (artist)
    Paul Poiret, born 1879 - died 1944 (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Gilbert Russell

  • Museum number:

    E.582-1969

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 93

Physical description

One of 22 designs for women's dresses. Day dress.

Place of Origin

Paris (designed)
New York (possibly, drawn)

Date

1913-14 (designed)
1950s (drawn)

Artist/maker

Erté, born 1892 - died 1990 (artist)
Paul Poiret, born 1879 - died 1944 (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

pencil

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on verso: '38 Ridou'.

Dimensions

Height: 18.1 cm, Width: 6 cm

Object history note

Most of Erté's designs for Poiret (for whom he worked in 1913-14) are unsigned, as Poiret himself used to sign the works of his employees. The designs listed here were recognised and drawn by Erté much later, in the 1950s. Adrienne Ridou, whose name is repeated on the drawings, was the leading dressmaker at Poiret's and carried out Erté's designs.

Descriptive line

Erté for Paul Poiret. Day dress. Designed in Paris, 1913-14, but drawn in 1950s probably in New York.

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

Salmina-Haskell, L., Catalogue of Russian Drawings, London: V & A, 1972, pp. 14-15, cat. 35.

Materials

Pencil

Techniques

Drawing; Watercolour

Categories

Fashion; Designs; Women's clothes; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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