Stained glass enthusiasts will delight in this collection of lush, exotic visions—16 full-page renderings charged with the sensuous theatricality that was Erté's trademark. Add your colors to such world-famous creations as "Sleeping Beauty," "The Slave," an extravagantly designed Madame Butterfly costume, and more, all brimming with the renowned designer's drama, romanticism, and wit. Then hold them up to a bright light source and watch how they blaze with singular beauty!
From the studio of the world famous theatrical and fashion designer Erte come these fabulous designs and the six sophisticated fashion paper dolls who were made to wear them. Never before has so famous a designer fashioned complete wardrobes for a book of paper dolls. The gowns, coats, hats and accessories for every season are striking and elegant and come complete with tassels, long trains, fur muffs, capes, sashes, eccentric pockets and other extravagant flourishes - all the well-known trademarks of Erte, rendered in full color according to his specific instructions. Each doll has her own wardrobe, with 43 costumes in all. Cut out the dolls and all their outfits and you not only have a panorama of costume design of the early 20th century, but a valuable collection of the works of one of the world's foremost designers.
52 extremely rare plates depict the latest in chic apparel for the well-to-do, including elegant day dresses, hunting outfits, ornamented costumes for the theatre, a parade of millinery styles, and more.
Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN : 9781317451662
Genre : History
File Size : 88.80 MB
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Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children. Dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes - from hunting and warfare to sports and space exploration - are examined in depth and detail. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials (from animal fur to textiles to synthetic fabrics) and production methods (from sewing and weaving to industrial manufacturing and computer-aided design). Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are recurring themes. Influential figures and institutions in fashion design, industry and manufacturing, retail sales, production technologies, and related fields are also covered.
Splendid selection of 218 black-and-white inventions from legendary designer's productions for Harper's Bazar, 1918–32. Also 8 pages of full-color covers, originals now prized collector's items. Captions. Publisher's Note.
Finely detailed illustrations of 32 complete costumes, shown in color and black-and-white — from exquisitely embroidered, full-skirted dresses circa 1700 to a magnificent silk dress with an extended bustle and pleated overskirt (1880).