FABULOUS LADIES’ PARTY WEAR—LISTENING TO THE BEAT OF NECESSARY LUXURY IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

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Fourrures Max, Leroy and Schmid 1912;Charles Martin;11″ X 7 5/8″;A, P

When frigid New Year’s Eve seems to check mate one’s hopes for fanning the flames, there is always an answer in the form of furs comprising a cozy house in themselves. This astonishing snowscape by Charles Martin seems to imply some kind of Revolution!

 

 

Canton Loupot

Fourrures Canton c.1930;Charles Loupot;50″ X 36″;A-,L

Color-addict, Charles Loupot, showing us that if you seriously immerse yourself in snow good things are bound to happen.

 

 

 

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Cosulich Line Oceania c.1932;Alberto Bianchi;9″ x 6 5/8″;A-,cdbd.

On the other hand, skimming over tropical seas brings on a whole new universe of Siren-wear. One of the great things about cruise ships is they allow you to easily change ensembles many times a day!

 

 

 

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La Comtesse Maritza 1930;Dola;47” x 31”;A-, P

Being the Belle of the Ball goes hand-in-hand with juggling several admirers. Are those dagger-like motifs a tally of conquests?

 

 

 

nightclub

Nightclub c.1935;Geo Ham;29 1/4″ x39 1/4″;A,L

Shining on a big fluid stage!

 

 

 

pochoir-confrontations

Confrontations 1921 GBT;Pierre Mourgue;9 ½” x 7 ½”;A-. P; Pochoir

The world itself is a void here. It’s clearly between her and her silk.

 

 

 

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Gens du Monde 1902;Leonetto Cappiello;12″x8 7/8″;B+,L

Long ago; but the sense of occasion and the thrill of looking extraordinary are fresh as today!

 

 

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Monaco-Sports 1913 (Cover);Umberto Brunelleschi;14 1/2″ x 10 1/2″;A-,P

New Years at Monte Carlo, a hundred years ago!

 

 

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Lorenzaccio 1949;Umberto Brunelleschi;8 3/8″ x 6″;A, Pochoir

Dressed to match her queenly poise!

 

 

 

the-golden-girl

The Golden Girl 1930’s;Irene Patten;14 ½” x 10 ½”;A, P

In the wee small hours, some pensiveness…

 

 

Pochoir Diner

Apres le Diner dans le Parc 1924 GBT;Andre Marty;9 5/8″ x 7 1/2″;A,P

Our pochoir gallery is a feast of special occasions and their special look. The gowns give the impression that they’re about to go up in flames!

 

 

 

pochoir_tanagra_benito

Tanagra 1921GBT;Eduardo Benito;9 3/8″x 7 1/8″;B+,pochoir

Benito’s deco stylization of the figure here complements the extravagance of the silk gown. This would be a party headed for outer space!

 

 

 

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Ariadne 1921 GBT;Georges Lepape;9 5/8″x 7 5/8″;A-,pochoir

For a conclave of goddesses! Pochoir art strangely anticipates the towering dimensions of so many women today!

 

 

 

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Longchamp 1922 GBT;Eduardo Benito;9 1/2″x7 1/2″;A-,P

Beholding a horse race, and encompassing it in a vast study of forward traction.

 

 

gala-new-years

Gala Midnite Show c.1930 ;Anonymous;60” x 40”;B+, heavy paper

American Jazz Era chic! Happy New Year!

 

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