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Le Style Parisien.  Numbers 1 (July 1915) through 7 (February 1916) (all published; lacking 8 pp. text). Paris (Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts) 1915-1916.  [45884]

Le Style Parisien

Le Style Parisien (back cover)

It may not have been the most avant-garde publication of its time, but Le Style Parisien served as an important bridge between the emerging capitals of  European fashion — chiefly Paris — and consumers in New York and London.  Edited by the legendary Lucien Vogel (who was simultaneously hard at work on his other magazine, Gazette du Bon Ton, for a more elite readership) the over-sized tabloid packaged haute couture for upper-middle class audiences hungry for continental sophistication. [click to continue…]

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Barbier, George, & Jules Meynial.  La Guirlande des Mois.   Anées 1-5 (1917-1921) (all published).  Paris (Meynial) 1917-1921. [45546]

En avant! Early art deco illustration depicting a soldier at the front by George Barbier. For for La Guirlande des Mois, 1916.

"En avant!" Early art deco illustration depicting a soldier at the front by George Barbier. For La Guirlande des Mois, 1917 (illustration dated 1916.)

Renowned illustrator, costume designer and Art Deco stylist George Barbier was 32 in 1914 when war broke out in Europe.  Although little is known about his personal biography, it stands to reason that he would have been drafted to defend France against German encroachment.  If he was at the front, it didn’t prevent him from continuing to work as an illustrator. [click to continue…]

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