The 1915 Mode as shown by Paris. Panama Pacific International Exposition. Paris Edition. Text in English

The 1915 Mode as shown by Paris. Panama Pacific International Exposition. Paris Edition. Text in English
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The 1915 Mode as shown by Paris. Panama Pacific International Exposition. Paris Edition. Text in EnglishThe 1915 Mode as shown by Paris. Panama Pacific International Exposition. Paris Edition. Text in EnglishThe 1915 Mode as shown by Paris. Panama Pacific International Exposition. Paris Edition. Text in English
The 1915 Mode as shown by Paris. Panama Pacific International Exposition. Paris Edition. Text in EnglishThe 1915 Mode as shown by Paris. Panama Pacific International Exposition. Paris Edition. Text in EnglishThe 1915 Mode as shown by Paris. Panama Pacific International Exposition. Paris Edition. Text in English

Paul Adam et al. Illustrations by Valentine Gross, George Barbier, George Lepape, Maurice Taquoy, Malcolm Strauss & Pierre Brissaud.

Conde Nast. New York. 1915. Paperback; illustrated wrappers, loose plates, housed in custom-made clam-shell box. 68 pages + 7 pages of adverts. 1 single, 4 bi-fold and 1 tri-fold loose printed colour plates by George Lepape, George Barbier and Pierre Brissaud. 3 additional colour pochoir plates (1 bi-fold) by Malcom Strauss and other. English. 245 x 190mm. 0.65kg. . Very good; some spotting and browing to wrappers, crease to spine, small loss to front lower forecorner, short 3cm split to front hinge at base of spine; occasional spotting to pages; browning to single plate, a couple of short nicks to folds of tri-fold plate; short 1cm closed tear to top edge margin of one pochoir plate, light staining to corners of other pochoir plates, with some creasing to margins.

A souvenir issue of the Gazette du Bon Ton, published to commemorate France's couture offering at the Panama Pacific International Exposition. Lucien Vogel ceased printing the Gazette when the First World War started in 1914, however the American publisher Conde Nast collaborated with him to produce a special issue in June 1915 (2me Annee, 8-9) that would be published in both French and English. This copy is the English language version, intended to promote the survival of French couture despite war-time restrictions. 'The issue was a tribute to France's indomitable spirit in the face of the current war, and a declaration of the country's continued dominance in matters of fashion and taste. "Paris owed the world this proof of her incorruptible vitality," the issue proclaimed, "as immutable when at war as during times of peace."' (Fashion and the Art of Pochoir. April Calahan & Cassidy Zachary. p.140). Conde Nast went on to invest in the magazine and was a key figure in eventually recommencing its publication in 1920. The Gazette includes texts by Paul Adam, J. Ernest-Charles, Nadah, Henry Bidou, Princesse de Cleve, Francis de Miomandre, Jeanne Ramon Fernandez. There are illustrations by Valentine Gross, George Barbier, Georges Lepape, Maurice Taquoy, Malcolm Strauss, Pierre Brissaud, including three pochoir plates.

Price :  £400.00

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