Paris, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts: 1912 - 1925
Fifty 7½” x 9¾” Photomechanical lithograph plates with hand-applied color (pochoir) from the influential French fashion magazine, Gazette du Bon Ton, with representative plates from each of the 8 years of the magazine's existence (1912 – 1925 with a with a hiatus from 1915 to 1920 due to WWI).
The magazine was exclusive, quite expensive and limited to subscribers only. It was printed on fine vergé paper, and used a type cut specifically for the magazine. The first magazine to make fashion - art, and art - fashion, Gazette du Bon Ton contracted with seven of Paris' top couture ... View More...