Le Cachemire Vert
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Le Cachemire Vert – Robe du Soir, de Redfern. Pochoir illustration by Charles Emile Carlègle
Original pochoir print by Charles Emile Carlègle of a dress designed by John Redfern, take from the French periodical ‘La Gazette du Bon Ton’. Plate ix of volume 1, No.1, November 1912. Page size approx 24cm H x 19cm W (9 ½”H x 7 ¼”W). Edges are untrimmed.
Collectable pochoir print taken from the French fashion periodical the Gazette du Bon Ton, a publication that set the tone for sophisticated style and taste over the art deco era. The illustrations were of the latest creations from the leading Paris couture houses and were often carried out by the top art deco artists of the time. The Gazette was published between 1912 & 1925 (although not during the 1st World War) with the pages printed in a loose format (not bound) and enclosed within a stiff cover. These original pages are often sought after by collectors and amateurs alike and when framed often make superb pictures; historical, decorative & interesting.
The following text courtesy of Kristine Heid-Santiago, places the illustration in the context of an important historical event at the time:
“The Redfern robe du soir illustrated in this early fashion magazine is representative of the couture designs of the Belle Époque in France, the Edwardian Era in the United Kingdom, and the Gilded Age in the United States. Although this was published in November of 1912 – seven months after the Titanic sank – one can imagine many first-class women wearing similar evening gowns when rescued. It is likely that some were wearing designs by international couturière Lucile, Lady Duff Gordon, who herself made a controversial escape with her husband from the ill-fated luxury liner.”
Condition: Very good.