Elegance in the 1920s

“A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant”. Coco Chanel
Artys’ necklace and earrings, drawing of an Art Deco woman by Sveta Dorosheva (Eduardo Garcìa Benito’s inspired), eyes and mouth from a Reynaldo Luza’s illustration (1927), mother of Pearl texture for the skin, 1920s hat, gold texture and pattern i made (background). This portrait had been influenced by Modigliani,Reynaldo Luza and Eduardo Garcìa Benito.


The Spanish illustrator Eduardo Garcìa Benito (1891-1981) was a major figure of the Art Deco movement (1920s/1930s). He collaborated with several fashion magazines such as Vogue, Gazette du bon ton, Le goût du jour, Femina or Vanity Fair. He was one of the principal illustrators of Vogue in the 1920s and 1930s. He drew women in an abstract way, not realistic. He was inspired by the cubism and by the painter Modigliani. Benito depicted streamlined women with a very long and large neck, a face like a mask, an oval head, very stretched eyes and a red fleshy mouth (Cupid’s bow).
Born in Peru, Reynaldo Luza (1893-1978) was a talented Art Deco illustrator. He collaborated principaly with Harper’s Bazaar. His fashion drawings were poetic and graceful. He often drew women with a long neck, an oval head, elongated eyes and a fleshy mouth…
The Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) :

Leave a Reply