The Old Hollywood photographer Elmer Fryer

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Elmer Fryer (1898-1944) was an American photographer who did portraits of Hollywood stars for Warner Bros from 1929 to 1941. He replaced Fred Archer in 1929, as the head of the Warner Bros’ still department. He photographed actors like Errol … Continue reading

The fanciful Ariadne Oliver in the Agatha Christie novels

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Paul Poirot’s coat (1920s), vintage feather clip, old books and photo of Ariadne Oliver played by Zöe Wanamaker in the Hercule Poirot tv serie.

Ariadne Oliver is a fictional character in Agatha Christie novels. She is a writer of detective novels and is a friend of Hercule Poirot.

Architecture and jewelry at the time of Art Deco

Raymond templier’s earrings and metallic structure representing the Empire State Building in New York. The actress Brigitte Helm wearing Raymond Templier jewels in the movie « money » directed by Marcel L’Herbier in 1928.

Une beauté diaphane

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Eduardo Garcia Benito illustration (Vogue 1927), Neola charleston earrings and design i did with photoshop (background).

The ravishing actress Jean Arthur

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Portrait of Jean Arthur in the 1920s, Iljiz Fazulzyanov’s earrings and photo made with photoshop based on my photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin. Jean Arthur is one of my favourite actresses. I love screwball comedy movies ; Jean … Continue reading

Sparkling sea

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Photo of a model wearing a Norman Hartnell gown in 1929, my photo of the sea in the French riviera and my photo of a chandelier in the Napoleon III appartments in the Louvre museum, in Paris.

The vintage fashion photographer Edward Steichen

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Native of Luxembourg, Edward Steichen (1879-1973) was a complete and prolific artist : photographer, painter, director, gardener… He is particularly renowned for his fashion photos which are poetic, artistic and often inspired by Antique Greece. The photographer exhibited his work … Continue reading

Portrait of a woman in the 1920s

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Boucheron earrrings and necklace, face i created with photoshop (geometric shapes), mouth inspired by Benito, Egyptian eyes, 1920s Inspired accessories and mother of pearl texture for the skin. This set is influenced by Eduardo Garcìa Benito, the cubist artist Franz … Continue reading

Elegance in the 1920s

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“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 … Continue reading

Rêve onirique

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Ce n’était qu’un songe, lumineux et sidérant de beauté. Edward Steichen’s photo of the actress Helen Menken (Humphrey Bogart’s first wife) in the late 1920s and my photo of the shadow of artificial flowers on the wall with a photoshop … Continue reading

Art Deco in love

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“I think there was a freedom in the 1920s and 1930s: a certain liberty and evolution of women.” Francois Nars Eduardo Garcia Benito’s Vogue cover (1928), 1920s Art Deco diamond and pearl brooch, Art Deco print and Fairfax & Roberts … Continue reading

Art Deco Lady

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“The New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date—to work her own property. (…) In many ways, she controlled her own destiny.” Joshua Zeitz – Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, … Continue reading

A future made of concrete and metal

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Poster of the movie Metropolis (directed by Fritz Lang in 1927) and Jean Després’ brooch (silver and black onyx) and bracelet. The Art Deco movement influenced all the arts like jewelry and architecture. Jean Després (1889-1980) was a famous Art … Continue reading

Beauté intemporelle

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Vogue cover by the Art Deco illustrator Georges Lepape (Vogue September 1926) and Janis kerman’s brooch and earrings.

Autumn illustrated by Art Deco illustrators

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Art Deco emerged in 1925, at the World’s Fair in Paris, France. This art movement is called Art Deco in reference to the name of the “Exposition Internationale des Arts décoratifs et industriels modernes”. George Barbier, George Wolfe Plank, Georges … Continue reading

The vintage fashion House Molyneux

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Edward Molyneux (1891-1974) was a British fashion designer based in Paris and known for his elegant and wearable clothes. He represented the Parisian chic and elegance. In 1911, he started as a sketcher after he won a design competition organized … Continue reading

The fashion and Old Hollywood illustrator F. Earl Christy

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F. Earl Christy (1883-1961) was a reknown American illustrator. He drew especially portraits of women (Pictorial review, American magazine, Modern Priscilla…) and realized illustrations of movie stars. Among the actresses he drew, there were Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard and Shirley … Continue reading

The Art Deco illustrator Coles Philipps

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Coles Phillips (1880-1927) was an American and Art Deco illustrator who worked from World War I to the late 1920s. He was a pioneer : he introduced for the first time the Art Deco style into adversitings and fashion magazines. … Continue reading

The Art Deco illustrator André Édouard Marty

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André Édouard Marty (1882-1974) was a French engraver and illustrator. He studied at the École des Beaux arts where he met the future Art Deco illustrators André Brissaud, Georges Lepape and Charles Martin. He was an important figure of the … Continue reading

The illustrator Matou en peluche

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“Matou en peluche” (“Stuffed tomcat” in French) is a talented illustrator based in Australia. His drawings are graceful and inspired by Art Deco (1920s, 1930s). Among his favourite subjects, there are portraits of women with an Art Deco style and … Continue reading

The Art Deco fashion illustrator George Barbier

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George Barbier (1882-1932) was a French fashion illustrator and painter. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts (like André Édouard Marty and Georges Lepape). He is the most famous Art Deco illustrator. He drew fashion illustrations for “La Gazette … Continue reading