A very early representation of a Paul Poriet streamline dress. The linear and elongated woman was the beginning of the Art Deco movement. Freed from a petticoat and corset, the woman is free to do many things, she can even catch butterflies! The evolution of fashion is documented here.
This poster was included in Gazette du Bon Ton, an influential French fashion magazine, from the first year of the publication, 1912. Each issue featured ten full-age fashion plates. This is one of them.
About Georges Lepape
French, 1887-1971, Paris, France